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OBITUARIES FROM THE KERN VALLEY SUN' 

NEWSPAPER 

Kern River Valley, Lake Isabella, Kern County, California 

VOLUME IX 



1991 - 1992 
Indexed 






by 



DATE MICROFICHED 
AUG 2 1 1997 

PROJECT and G.S. 

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The Clan Diggers Genealogical Society 
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INTRODUCTION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



The Obituaries listed within does not include all deaths in the Kern River Valley, 
only those published in the 'Kern Valley Sun' newspaper. The first year available 
and copied was 1969 and this is a continuing project. 



The gathering of Obituaries in book form was compiled throught the eflForts of the 
Clan Diggers Genealogical Society of the Kern River Valley, with the permission 
of the publishers of the 'Kern Valley Sun' newspaper. We would like to express 
our appreciation to these publishers for their cooperation, without which we could 
never have started this project. 



It is our hope that this gathering of Obituaries will simplify the search for 
information on the relatives or fiiends that have gone before us and will further the 
interest in Genealogy. 



The SURNAME INDEX includes only the name of the person deceased and does 
not include other persons that may be mentioned in the obituaries. 



CLAN DIGGERS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

PO BOX 531 

LAKE ISABELLA, CA 93240 



Compiled and arranged by Jim and Phyllis Piper 
Indexed by Martha Allington 



THIS PROJECT IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OE 

MAMIE FRANCES (CARPENTER) HENDRICKS 




Mamie F. Hendricks 
Memorial seivices were held Thursday, November 
17, 1994 al ihe Libraiy in Lake Isabella for Mamie F. 
Hendricks of Lake Isabella. Mamie was born August 
17, 1913 in Si. Joseph, Missoun and passed away 
November 9, 1994 in Ml. Mesa. 
Mamie was married lo Sieve Hendricks in 1932 and 

had 49 years logelher until he passed away in 1981. 

She was a clerk at the U.S. Post OlFice in San Jose 
for 20 years before retiring in 1978. Mamie was a 
member of the NARF, Senior Nutrition, the Clan 
Diggers and ihe NSDAR. 

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Alice 
and Cecil Dale of Lake Isabella; her brother-in-law 

and sister-in-law John and Judy Hendricks of Ml. 
View, Calif; also man> neices and nephews and 

grand neices and grand nephews. Arrangements 

by Valley Mtirluaiy 



NSDAR 
The Kawaiisu chapter of 
the National Society of the 
Daughters of the American 
Revolution held a memorial 
service for Mamie Hendricks 
on Nov 17 at the Library in 
Lake Isabella. The service was 
presented by Marian Adkins, 
Regent. Attending the service 
were her sister, Alice and Cecil 
Dale of Lake Isabella and family; 
brother-in-law John and Marie 
Hendricks of ML View, Calif, and 
family; and three neices, Mamme 
and Mike Markieviez of Albuquerque, 
N.M. and family, Janet and Robert 
Gibson of San Jose and family, and 
Cherric Rubnankara and son of 
Sacramento. Also present were many 
friends and members of the NARF, 
Clan Diggers, NSDAR, and Senior 
Nutrition. Mamie was a charter 
member of the Senior Nutrition 
organization. Nadelle Getting 
announced that Mamie's name would 
be placed on a plaque at the Senior 
Center in Lake Isabella. Mamie was 
an active and faithful member of our 
chapter. The offices she held in four 
years as a member were Chaplain, 
Registrar, Lineage Research, 
Membership and press book 
chairman. During the memorial 
service red, white, and blue carnations 
were placed by our members. The 
hall was decorated in red, while, and 
blue. Refreshments were served by 
Phyllis Piper and Marge Laskowski. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Wednesday 
Jan. 2, 1991 



Wednesday 
Jan. 2, 1991 



Wednesday 
Jan. 2, 1991 



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Jessie irDy 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Wednesday, Dec. 26 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
Jessie Irby of Bodfish, officiating 
was Rev. John Carpenter, Pastor 
of the Church of the Nazarene, 
Lake Isabella. Mr. Irby passed 
away Dec. 23 at Kern Valley 
Hospital in Mt. Mesa. 

He is survived by his wife of 67 
years Mary of Bodfish; daughter 
Belle Layhon of Southlake; sons 
Don of Oregon and Carl of Bod- 
fish; four grandchildren. 

Mr. Irby had been a resident of 
the Kern River Valley for the 
past 20 years. Born June 25, 1D02 
in Te.xas, Jesse Norman Irby was 
88 years of age. 

Interment at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. 



George W. Simmons 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Wednesday, Dec. 26 at tiie 
Valley Mortuary Chapel, Lake 
Isabella for George Simmons of 
Bodfish. Officiating were officers 
of KRV Post 7665 Veterans of 
Foreign Wars and Qiapter 54 
Disabled American Veterans 
with eulogy by Joel Astor. Mr. 
Simmons passed away Dec. 20 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital, Mt. 
Mesa. 

He is survived by his wife of 30 
years Ardeth of Bodfish; 
daughter Georgette Simmons of 
Anaheim; grandaughterKarenia 
of Anaheim; sisters Emma 
Myers and Cissie White, both of 
Ohio. George Simmons was a 
U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean 
War who served with the Air- 
borne Infantry. He had been a full 
time resident of the Kern River 
Valley for the past five years. 
Born May 12, 1930 in Mt. Vernon, 
Kno.x County, Ohio. George 
Williams Simmons was 60 years 
of age. 

Interment at the U.S. National 
Cemetery Riverside, CA. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Dorothy Ellen Hill 

A family memorial service was 
conducted at the Valley Mortuary 
Lake Isabella on Monday, Dec. 24 
for Dorothy Hill of Wofford 
Heights. Mrs. Hill passed away 
Dec. 18 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital, Mt.Mesa. 

She is survived by her husband 
of 38 years Forrest of Wofford 
Heights; son Dave of Twain 
Harte, CA, Greg of Boise, Idaho, 
Ron of Kelseyville, CA; daughter 
Cheryl Cozad of California and 
two granddaughters Stephanie 
and Shannon. Mrs. Hill had been 
a resident of the Kern Valley for 
the past 17 years. 

Born Dec. 2. 1933 in Blandord, 
Massachusetts, Dorothy Ellen 
Hill was 57 years of age. Inter- 
ment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Helen M. Vaughn 

Helen M. Vaughn of Wofford 
Heights passed away Dec. 15 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital, Mt. 
Mesa. She is survived by her hus- 
band Keith of Wofford Heights; 
son Michael of Wofford Heights; 
daughter Carol Lindquist of Wof- 
ford Heights; four sisters 
residing in Southern California; 
two grandchildren, Douglas and 
Scott and five great- 
grandchildren. 

Helen Vaughn was a member 
of the Kern Valley Women's Golf 
Club and had been a resident of 
Kern County her entire life. Born 
June 24, 1914, Helen Marian 
Vaughn was 76 years of age. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Royse L. Brooke 

Royse Brooke of Havilah pass- 
ed away Dec. 17 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital in Mt. Mesa. 

He is survived by his sons 
James of Aiken, South Carolina, 
Ronald currently residing in Ger- 
many; daughter Manya of 
Greenbelt, Maryland; five 
grandchildren. 

• Royse Brooke is preceded'in 
death by his late wife Helen 
deceased in 1983. 

Born Dec. 31, 1914 in Well- 
ington, Collingsworth County, 
Te.xas, Royse Lynn Brooke was 
75 years of age. 

Interment of cremated re- 
mains at the Memphis Cemetery, 
Memphis, Te.xas. Cremation ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Harold J. Trainor 

A Mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated Thursday, Dec. 27 at 
the St. Jude Parish Catholic 
Church, Wofford Heights for 
Harold Trainor of Southlake. 
Celebrant of the mass was Mon- 
signor Anthony G. Herdegen, 
Pastor of St. Jude Parish. Mr. 
Trainor passed away Dec. 22 at 
Kern Valley Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 

He is survived by his wife Mar- 
jorie of Southlake; son Timothy 
of Los Angeles; sister Dorothy 
Haas of Wisconsin and nieces and 
nephews in Michigan and .Mon- 
tana. Harold Trainor served with 
the U.S. Army during WW II in 
the Aleutian Islands. In 1946 he 
was commissioned as a 1st 
Lieutenant. Bom Oct. 24, 1914 in 
Madison, Wisconsin, Harold John 
Trainor was 76 years of age. 

Interent at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery with prayers 
and consecration of the grave by 
Monsignor Herdegen. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUI 



Wednesday 
Jan. 9, 1991 

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Wednesday 
Jan. 9, 1991 

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Sophie Poelke 

Services were held for Sophie 
Poelke, 96, of Bismarck, North 
Dakota, at the Church of the 
Nazrene, Denhoff, with the Rev. 
John Bergstrazer officiating. 
Burial will be in Goodrich 
Cemetery. She died Dec. 17 in a 
Bismarck nursing home. 

Sophie Hornbacher was born 
April 18, 1894, at Marion, S.D.. 
The family moved to a 
homestead near Goodrich in 1900. 
She married Henry Poelke on 
June 26, 1918. They farmed near 
Denhoff until 1927, when they 
moved into Denhoff. She worked 
as a seamstress. Mr. Poelke died 
in 1958. Sophie moved to Wofford 
Heights in 1983. In 1990, she 
entered Missouri Slope Lutheran 
Care Center in North Dakota. 

She is survived by one son, Ar- 
nold, Boise, Idaho one daughter 
Mildred Kissee, of Wofford 
Heights, one brother Ted, Fargo; 
six grandchildren, 17 great- 
grandchildren and one great- 
great grandchild. 



Terry Post 

Terry L. Post, bom June 9, 1951 
in Riverside, CA and died after a 
brief illness on Dec. 20, 1990 in 
Kansas Qty, MO. 

Terry was a resident of the 
Kern Valley from 1961 to 1969 dur- 
ing which time he attended 
Woodrow Wallace Elementary 
School and was a 1969 graduate of 
Kern Valley High School. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Karla and his parents Carroll and 
Betty Post of Jacksonville, FL; a 
sister, Carol Brazell, also of 
Jacksonville; three children, 
Tanya, Aaron and Stephanie; 
niece Kimberly Brazell and 
nephew, Jeffery Fiddler; uncle 
Jamie Maddox and aunt Darita 
Folsom. 

Memorial services were held 
Dec. 22 in Overland Park, KS. 
Cremation followed the service. 



Wednesday 
Jan . 16, 1991 

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KERN VALLEY SUN 

Wednesday 
Jan. If), 1991 

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Wednesday 
Jan. 16, 1991 

OBITUARY 






"Pappa" Schmidle 

Guillermo G. Schmidle known 
to his friends in the valley as 
"Pappa" passed away Dec. 31 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital. He is 
survived by his sons G.J. Bill 
Schmidle of Hacienda Heights; 
Gus Schmidle of Judsonia, 
Arkansas; daughter Alexandra 
Pavon of Apple Valley; sister 
Maria Elena Galan of Buenos 
Aires, Argentinia; 12 grand- 
children and 2 great- 
grandchildren. 

Pappa has been a resident of 
the Kern Valley for the past eight 
years. He was a retired industrial 
chemist who worked in the metal 
plating industry for more than 40 
years. Here in the Kern River 
Valley, Pappa was an ac- 
complished artist and member of 
the Kern River Valley and 
Bakersfield Art Association. He 
signed all of his paintings "Pap- 
pa" 

Born Dec. 27, 1916 in Buenos 
Aires, Argentina, Gullermo 
Gustavo "Pappa" Schmidle was 
74 years of age. 

Interment of cremated re- 
mains in family plot, Judsonia, 
Arkansas. Cremation ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Edwin L. Hooper 

Edwin L. Hooper, a retiree of 
Richfield Oil Co. and a 24-year 
resident of Weldon, passed away 
on Thursday on Jan. 3. Graveside 
services were conducted by 
Loyal Order of Moose were held 
at Hlllcrest Memorial Park In 
Bakersfield. 

In the 1970s, Hooper helped to 
organize the Kern Valley React 
and with the support of his wife 
Evelyn, became dedicated 
members. She preceded him in 
death in 1979. 

He is survived by a daughter 
Barbara Haubenbeck of Fuller- 
ton; sons Edwin Jr., of Sun City 
and Fred of Ontario; 9 grand- 
children, 16 great grandchildren 
and 1 great-great grandson. 



Jim Carter 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Thursday, Jan. 3 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel in lake 
Isabella for Jim Carter of Onyx. 
Officiating was Joel Astor. Mr. 
Carter passed away Dec. 30 at the 
Kern Valley Hospital in Mt. 
Mesa. He is survived by his wife 
of 37 years Barbara of Onyx; 
daughters Teresa Robbs of 
Ridgecrest, Diana Paver of In- 
diana; mother Ellen Carter of 
Lake Isabella; sisters Willa 
Crump of Lake Isabella, Jeanne 
Hillim of Oroville, Shirlee 
Blakemore of Riverside and two 
grandchildren, Rebecca of 
Ridgecrest and Joseph of 
Indiana. 

Jim Carter retired Sept. 1990 
from the Engineering Prototype 
Dept. at NWC China LaJce where 
he had worked for about 30 years. 
He was a U.S. Army Veteran who 
served during the Korean 
conflict. 

Born May 18, 1929 in Sweet- 
water. Texas, Jimmy "Jim" 
Carter was 61 years of ag^. In- 
terment at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery where Jim's flag was 
presented to the KRV Chapter 19 
of the Pearl Harbor Survivors 
Assoc. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Kenneth Lopeman 

Kenneth Lopeman of Mt. Mesa 
passed away Dec. 29 at the Kern 
VaUey Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 61 
years Eunice of Mt. Mesa; son 
Kenneth of Colorado, son Ray- 
mond of Utah, son Donald of 
Arizona; nine grandchildren and 
13 great-grandchildren. 

Bom Nov. 1, 1907 in Cash Coun- 
ty, Missouri, Kenneth Edwin 
Lopeman was 83 years of age. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Robert Leake 

A Mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated Friday, Jan. 4 at the 
St. Jude Parish Catholic Church 
in Wofford Heights for Robert 
Leake of Weldon. Celebrant of the 
Mass was Rev. Moasignor An- 
thony Herdegen, Pastor of St. 
Jude Parish. Mr. Leake passed 
away Dec. 30 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 54 
years. Fern of Weldon; five 
daughters, Jean Perin of Irvine, 
Pat Mardis of Onxy, Barbara 
Rogers of Huntington Beach, 
Paula Sainz of Dallas, Texas, 
Doloris Prentice of Alabama; 
two sons, John of Wilmington and 
Gary of Torrance; 22 grand- 
children and 6 great- 
grandchildren. 

Robert Leake had been a resi- 
dent of the Kern River Valley for 
the past 8 years having moved 
here from Hawthorne. He was 
retired from Northrop Corp. Bom 
Oct. 30, 1916 in Brinkley, Monroe 
County, Arkansas, Robert Ed- 
ward Leake was 74 years of age. 

Interment at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery where con- 
secration of the grave was ac- 
complished by Monsignor 
Herdegen. Graveside prayers 
were delivered by officers of 
KRV Moose Lodge No. 498 of 
which Leake was a member. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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KERN' VALLEY SUN 



Wed nesday 
Jan. 23, 1991 

OBITUARY 



Wednesday 
Jan. 23, 1991 

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Wednesday 
Jan. 23, 1991 

OBITUARY 



Avis Earlene Wilhite 

Services were held January 20 
in Ridgecrest for Avis Earlene 
(Byrum) Wilhite of Ridgecrest,, 
who died Januarv 9 at the 
Ridgecrest Community Hospital. 
She was 78. 

Born May 31, 1913 in Durham, 
Oklahoma, she lived in the 
Ridgecrest area from 1944 to 1948 
and from 1952 to present. She 
retired in 1972 after 20 years with 
the technical information depart- 
ment of the China l^e Naval 
Weapons Center. 

Mrs. Wilhite is survived by her 
husband Roy of Ridgecrest; 
three daughters, Janet Byrum of 
Lake Isabella, Donna Byrum- 
Klavir of Redondo Beach and 
Judith K. Judith of San Fran- 
cisco; a son-in-law, Chauncey 
Smith of Bodfish; brother, Elmer 
Gooden of Aguanga ; eight grand- 
children, Paul Scholz of Arl- 
ington, Va, William Smith of 
Woodenville, Wash. Michael 
Byrum of Tucson, Ariz, Kathy 
Aycock of Peru, Robin Byrum of 
Lake Isabella, John Smith of San- 
ta Maria, David Kroes of Los 
Angeles and Joshua Klavir of 
Santa Cruz and three great 
grandchildren. 



Betty Jean Holliday 

Betty Jean Holliday "Betty 
Boop" died January 15 at 
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. 
She resided in Lake Isabella for 
the past 24 years. 

She was active in the Grand- 
mother's Club, Mountain Airs CB 
club. Ladies of the Moose. She 
also worked for Kern Valley High 
School in the cafeteria. 

Mrs. Holliday is survived by 
her husband of 43 years, Don of 
Lake Isabella; two sons John and 
Carol Holliday of Vancouver, WA 
and Tom and Qieryl Holliday of 
Ridgecrest; 6 grandchildren, 
Sandi. Ctiristine, Kerry and John 
II of Vancouver; Joshua and Don 
of Ridgecrest. She is also surviv- 
ed by many friends and relatives. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Agnes Katherine Wright 

Services were held Jan. 16 at 
the Hillcrest Memorial Park in 
Bakersfield for Agnes Katherine 
Wright. 

Mrs. Wright was born August 
23, 1907 in Clairton, Pennsylvania 
and died January 13. 

Interment was held at the 
Parkview Memorial Park in 
Bakersfield. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Wednesday 
Jan. 23, 1991 

OBITUARY 



Environmentalist Ardis Walker dies 



By Kathe Mulvuf 
Kern Valley Sun 
Ardis Walker, the Kern 
Valley's best known resident 
whose commitment to the preser- 
ving the environment predated 
today's popular movements, died 
last week at the age of 89. 

Walker had held a number of 
careers during his life, including 
newspaper correspondent, judge, 
county supervisor, innkeeper, 
author of local history and ac- 
complished poet. But perhaps 
Walker will best be remembered 
for his 40-plus years of conserva- 
tion work. Ardis and his wife 
Gayle worked nearly 20 years to 
establish the Golden Trout 
Wilderness on the Kern Plateau. 
Ardis Manly Walker was born 
in the mining town of KeyesviUe 
in April, 1901. His parents, 
William Brandon and Etta Mae 
Bole-Walker were both born in 
Kernville. Ardis was the third 
generation of Walkers to live on 
the Kern River. He boasted of his 
famous granduncle, Joseph Red- 
ford Walker, a well known scout 
and explorer and dibcoverer of 
Walker Pass. His uncles Newt. 
Tom, Phil and Jim were local 
gunfighters. Newt Walker, who 
Ardis affectionately called "My 
shootin' uncle" is said to have 
shot and killed two men on the 
main street of Havilah. One of the 
men had a long-standing feud 
with the Walkers and the other 
was a gunman hired to kill Newt 
Walker. 




Ardis Walker 

Ardis Walker attended the one- 
room school house in old Isabella. 
As a child he was fascinated by 
poetry. He said he used to walk 
home and think up his own 
rhymes, reciting them aloud. His 
love for poetry stayed with him 
through his lifetime. 

Walker graduated with honors 
from the University of Southern 
California as an electrical 
engineer in 1927 and joined the 
staff of Bell Telephone in New 
York City. 

In a 1982 Kern Valley Sun inter- 
view, Walker said "I enjoyed my 
time in New York, but was glad 
to know that I would not be spen- 
ding the rest of my life there. I 
longed for the mountains and suf- 
fered a nostalgia for the hills 
where I was raised." 

But it was while he was in New 
York tliat he met Edna Under- 
wood, who he credited as his 
mentor for his publications of 
quatrains and poetry. "She told 
me that writing quatrains was 
like ( tiiseling on steel; into it you 



condense a philosophy of a 
Ufetime." 

Walker completed is first book, 
simply titled 'Quatrains' in 1930, 
published by the House of 
StockweU in London. The second 
edition of Quatrains was publish- 
ed in 1971. 

After five years of city life, 
Walker returned to the Kern 
Valley. It was after he returned 
to the valley in 1932 that he met 
and began courting Gayle 
Mendelssohn, then a Kernville 
school teacher. 

Walker often told the story that 
during his courtship to Gayle, she 
had a chance to go to tlie Mediter- 
ranean. When she asked Ardis for 
advice whether she should go, he 
encouraged the trip. But to make 
sure she would not forget him, he 
mailed love sonnets to her — one 
was waiting for her at every port. 
'Ihey were married soon after her 
return in June of 1937. 

In 1932, Walker worked as a 
features writer for the 
Bakersfield Califoniian. 

In the late 1930s, Ardis entered 
Uie world of politics. Like other 
endeavors, he was successful in 
the field. He served as judge of 
the First Judicial District of Kern 
County from 193a to 1948. In 1948, 
he was elected Kern County 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 



Wednesday 
Jan. 23, 1991 

OBITUARY (cont.) 



Walker was a champion of both 
environment and poetry 



Supervisor, a term he held until 
1952. 

Gene Tackett, who served as 
First District Supervisor from 
1978 to 1986 said he first met the 
Walkers while campaigning in 
Havilah. 

"I had done my research of the 
area and knew that a man nam- 
ed Ardis Walker had served as 
supervisor from 1948 to 1952. But 
I figured that anyone who had 
been supervisor that long ago 
was no longer around," Tackett 
said. "That's when we (Tackett 
and his wife, Wendy) met the 
Walkers. We became reaUy good 
friends. They were very suppor- 
tive of me politically. Ardis had 
a big impact on me. He was one 
of a kind." 

From 1953 to 1964, Ardis and 
Gayle ran the Kernville Inn. 
which later became the River- 
view Lodge, along the Kern 
River. After the sale of the 
lodge, Ardis returned to what he 
caUed his 'first love,' poetry. 
"Poetry is so shaped that it 
causes a special emotional 
response on the part of the one 
who reads it. Otherwise it is only 
a rhymed essay," Walker once 
said. "I like to think that I say 
something that causes people to 
feel that emotion." 



Ardis and Gayle worked side- 
by-side on many projects, one of 
which was the formation of the 
Kern Plateau Association in 1940. 
Also in the 1940s, tliey worked to 
get a high school for the Kern 
Valley. In 1954, they were in- 
strumental in creating the annual 
Whiskey Flat Days celebration. 
In 1960, they sat on a committee 
to gain State Park status for Red 
Rock Canyon. As a couple, the 
Walkers were also instrumental 
in forming the Kern Valley 
Historical Society in 1967. 

Ardis and Gayle were honorary 
life members of the Kern Valley 
Historical Society and Kern 
River Valley Art Association. 

Ardis's work in conservation 
received wide recognition. He 
was listed in the International 
Who's Who; was awarded the 
Service Award from the Kern 
County Fish and Game Protec- 
tive Association in 1962; honored 
by the Kern County Board of 
Supervisors as "Citizen of the 
Year" in 1967 and by California 
State Senate in 1973, for his work 
for natural resources and 
conservation. 

Ardis was awarded the Na- 
tional Wildlife Federation Award 
for his conservation work and in 
1980, he was honored by Pacific 
Flyfishers as "an artist in 
conservation." 

Ardis was one of the founding 
members of the Death Valley 
49er's and a charter member of 
the Kern Valley Rotary Club, 
formed in 1962. 

Ardis and Gayle didn't have 
any children, but "adopted" 
many Kernville residents. Two of 
those "adoptees" are Keith and 
Bess Pringle. 

"Ardis was a kind person, but 
he was also staunch. If he believ- 
ed in something, he didn't care if 



he said something to make you 
mad or not. If he believed in 
something, you knew it," Bess 
Pringle said of Ardis. "He was a 
super man, one you were glad to 
have known. But he was terribly 
lonesome after Gayle died." 

Gayle died on Sept. 6, 1988. In 
many of his love poems and son- 
nets. Walker referred to Gayle as 
'his inspiration." 

"Ardis and Gayle were both 
very orecious people who did a lot 
for others. Ardis had a great 
sense of humor; he loved to tease 
people. And he hardly ever got 
mad," said his niece June Walker 
Price. "He was a very giving per- 
son," she said. During the past 
few months, Price said Walker 
talked a lot about being with "his 
Gayle." 

Another close friend. Bill 
Jenkins, said he will remember 
Walker for his work for the 
environment. 

Walker published many tx)oks 
of poetry, quatrains, haikus, 
history and love sonnets. 

One book, "I^ve Harvest," a 
series of love poems, includes 
many of his pwems written to 
Gayle. 

Along with his niece, June 
Walker Price, Walker is surviv- 
ed by a second niece, Vivian 
Walker Miller of Woody, nephew 
Bud Walker of Bakersfield and 
three generations of great nieces, 
and nephews. 

There will be no funeral ser- 
vice; a memorial service will be 
held in a few weeks. 

Memorial contributions can be 
made to the Kern River Valley 
Museum Memorial Plaque, the 
Walker Endowment fund, or the 
Sequoia Litigation fund. All of the 
above may be sent in care of the 
Kern River Valley Historical 
Society, P.O. Box 651, Kernville, 
CA 932S8.- ' 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Wednesday 
Jan. 30. 1991 



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Jan. 30, 1991 



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Jan. 30, 1991 



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OLGAKERR 

A funeral service was conducted 
Friday Jan. 1 1 at the Committal 
Chapel of the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for Olga Kerr of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating were officers 
of KRV Chapter 643 Order of the 
Eastern Star of which Olga was a 
member. Mrs. Kerr passed away 
Jan. 9 at the Kem Valley Hospital. 
She is preceded in death by hus- 
band Ben deceased Oct. 19, 1982 
and survived by her sister in law 
Ophelia of Lake Isabella; nephew 
John Lychner of Missouri, niece 
Henrietta Tokar of Ohio; friends 
Bill Braden and Lulu Morris both 
of Lake Isabella. 

Bom May 26, 1907 in Jefferson 
County, Missouri, Olga Freda Kerr 
was 83 years of age. 



LEE M. BOWLER 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted Saturday, Jan. 19 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel, Lake 
Isabella for Lee Bowler of 
Kcrnvillc. Officiating was Rev. 
James Lee pastor of the Valley 
Community Church of Lake 
Isabella 

Mrs. Bowler passed away Jan. 1 
at the Kem Valley Hospital, Ml. 
Mesa. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husband Edward G. Bowler, de- 
ceased in 1981 and son Kenneth D. 
Lamer deceased in 1990. 

She is survived by her daughter 
Jeanne Bruckman of KernviUe;; 
granddaughters Charon of Bodfish, 
Carolyn of Little Rock, Lori Beth 
of Ohio; five great-grandchildren 
and six great-great-grandchildren. 

Bom Jan. 2, 1910 in Ashtubula, 
Ohio, Lee Mildred Bowler was 81 
years old. Cremation arrangements 



WILLIAM R. ASKREN 

William Askren of Bodfish 
passed away Jan. 22 at the San 
Joaquin Care Convalescent Hos- 
pital where he was a resident for 
most of the past two years. Bill 
Askren retired to Kem County af- 
ter spending 30 years with the Sania 
Fe Railway. He was an avid fish- 
erman and a Mason for more than 
60 years. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Velma of Bodfish; daughter Evelyn 
Bruce of Bakersfield; sister Ruth 
Berry of Kemville; grandchildren 
Marsha Elkins of Bakersfield, 
Carole JonesofTehachapi, Stephen 
Lincenioof Redwood City. Inter- 
ment of cremated remains at the 
Glen Abbey Memorial Park Cem- 
etery, Bonita, CA . Cremation ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 

MARGARET ULLOM 

A funeral service wasconducled 
at the Committal Chapel of the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery, 
Wofford Heights on Tuesday, Jan. 
22. Officiating was W. Melvin 
Hetrick, Jehovah's Witness. Mrs. 
Ullom passed away Jan. 19 at the 
Bakersfield Convalescent Hospi- 
tal. She is survived by daughter 
Beverly Buys of Weldon; son Earl 
of Weldon; brothers Clarence 
Stegall of Arizona, Calvin Stegall 
of San Diego, Darrel Stegall of 
Texas, Tim Stegall of Kingsburg, 
Ronald Stegall of Fresno; sisters 
Marjorie Booth of L.A., Darleen 
Wilson of Hawthorne, eight 
grandchildren and nine great 
grandchildren. 

Bom May 31, 1915 in Santa 
Monica, Margaret Ullom was 71 
years of age. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



HANK HARTMANN 

A funeral service wasconducted 
Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel Lake Isabella for 
Henry Cecil "Hank" Hanmann of 
Bodfish. Officiating was Rev. John 
(Carpenter, pastor of the Church of 
the Nazarene, Lake Isabella. Mr. 
Hartmann passed away Jan .3 at 
home following illness. He is sur- 
vived by his daughters Pauline 
Webb of Huntington Beach, 
Roberta Sproul also of Hunting- 
ton; son Donald of Bodfish; brother 
Ross of New Mexico; seven 
grandchildren and five great 
grandchildren. Hank was a WW II 
veteran of the U.S. Army who 
served with the 3rd Combat Engi- 
neer Battalion in the Asiatic-Pa- 
cific region and received the Phil- 
ippine Liberation Medal with two 
battle Stars and the Bronze Star. 

Bom Nov. 21, 19 14 in Los An- 
geles, Henry C. "Hank" Hartmann 
was 76 years of age. Interment at 
the Kem River Valley Cemetery. 
Cremation arrangements by Val- 
ley Mortuary. 



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CD. "SPEED " PETTY 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel for Claude D. 
"Speed" Petty of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating was Charlene Joy 
Hallof, practitioner, Church of 
Religious Science. Mr. Petty 
away Jan. 21 at Kern Valley Hos- 
pital, Mt. Mesa. 

He is survived by his wife of 61 
years, Evelyn of Lake Isabella; son 
Claude Thomas "Boss" Petty of 
Burne>'; daughters Charlene Joy 
Hallof of Phoenix, Arizona, Janice 
Sharon Kenyon of Arleta; brother 
Forest O. Petty of L. A.; sister Ethel 
Dossey of Olympia, WA; 12 
grandchildren and 19 great-grand- 
children. Speed was a member of 
the 55 plus Club and the Bodfish- 
Lake Isabella Bodfish Property 
Owners Assoc. 

Bom May 31,1 909 in Marsden, 
Oklahoma, Claude Doddridge 
"Speed" Petty was 81 years of age. 
Interment at the Kern River Cem- 
etery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 

ROBERT HAMILTON 

Robert Edward Hamilton of 
Kemville passed away Jan. 14 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital. He is 
survived by his wife Ann of 
Kemville. 

Mr. Hamilton was a WW IT vet- 
eran of the U.S. Army who served 
in the Aleutian Islands and the 
Asiatic-Pacific. He had been a 
resident of the Kem River Valley 
for the past 4 years. 

Bom May 12, 1920inKokomo, 
Indiana, Robert E. Hamilton was 
70 years of age. Cremation ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



MICHAEL MELROSE 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted Tuesday Jan. 29 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isabella for Michael Melrose of 
Weldon. Officiating was Rev. 
Charles Smith, pastor of the United 
Methodist Church Weldon. Mr. 
Melrose passed away Jan. 25 at 
home following illness. 

He is survived by his wife Vera 
of Weldon, mother Marguerite 
Melrose, brothers, Albert, David 
and Timothy all of Califomia and 
many nieces and nephews. 

Michael Melrose was retired 
after 17 years with the Santa 
Monica Fire Department. During 
WW II, he served with the U.S. 
Navy aboard the USS Kermit 
Roosevelt. He had been a resident 
of the Kem Valley for the past nine 
years. 

Bom Dec. 31, 1927 in Santa 
Monica, Michael Norris Melrose 
was 63 years old. 

Interment of cremated remains 
at the U.S. National Cemetery, 
Riverside. Cremation arrange- 
ments by Valley Mortuary. Dona- 
tion to the Kem Valley Hospice 
program in memory of Michael 
Melrose will be appreciated by his 
family. 



SAM HOUCHIN 

A funeral service for Sam D. 
Houchin of Wofford Heights was 
conducted Thursday, Jan. 24 at the 
Kem River Valley Elks Lodge. 
Officiating were officers of BPOE 
No. 2358, Mr. Houchin passed 
away Jan. 21 at San Joaquin Com- 
munity Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife Louise 
of Wofford Heights; sons Larry of 
Riverside, Billy of Long Beach; 
brothers Dan of Wofford Heights, 
Whalen and James of Texas; sis- 
ters Mary of Oklahoma and Lois of 
Wofford Heights and three 
grandchidlren. 

Sam Houchin was a past Exalted 
Ruler of the KRV Elks Lodge 
and a WW H veteran of the U.S. 
Army. Bojn -Nov., fi,-. 1926 jn 
Ladonia, Texas, Sam Doak 
Houchin was 64 years of age. In- 
terment oat the Kem River Valley 
Cemetery where graveside prayers 
and presentation of the United 
States fiag were done by officers 
of the Elks. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
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LUCILE E. PATTERSON 

A private graveside service 
was held at Kern Valley Cemetery 
for Lucile E. Patterson who passed 
away on Jan. 13 in Bakersfield. 
Rev. Fred Baker, minister of the 
Kernville United Methodist 
Church officiated. 

She was preceded in death by 
her husband Milton (Pat) on Aug. 
8, 1990, her sister Marie Boyer 
and her grandson Tom Rolfe in 
1983. 

She is survived by her 
daughters and sons-in-law Doris 
and Wayne Requa and JoAnn and 
Richard Rolfe of Kemviile; her 
grandson and wife Dan and Donna 
Requa of San Juan Capistrano, 
her granddaughter and husband 
Christine and Sam Vullo of 
Huntington Beach; three great 
grandsons, John Vullo, Tommy 
Rolfe and Cory Requa and two 
great granddaughters Jo Ann 
Vullo and Kelsey Requa; her 
brother A.B. (Bob) Crumrine of 
Kernville; brother in law Verdi 
Boyer of Arcadia and two nieces 
and nephews. 



LON WILKS 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Tuesday, Jan. 29 graveside 
at the Kern River Valley cemetery 
in Wofford Heights for Lon Royce 
Wilks of Wofford Heights. Eu- 
logy and prayers were delivered 
by family and friends. 

Mr. Wilks passed away Jan. 
26 at the Memorial Hospital in 
Bakersfield. He is survived by 
his wife Hazel of Wofford 
Heights, sons Doug and Roy both 
of Walnut; sister Jessie Wright of 
Downey; grandchildren Cari, 
Fred and Mike all of California. 

Lon Wilks was a retired ser- 
viceman for Southern California 
Gas Co. where he worked for 45 
years. 

Born Feb. 17, 1906 in 
Downey, Lon R. Wilks was 84 
years of age. Interment at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
ary of Lake Isabella. 



JEANNE BRADEN 

Jeanne Braden, 68, died on 
Dec. 15. in Bakersfield, She was 
a former San Diego resident and 
retired to Lake Isabella in 1978. 

Survivors include her husband 
William Travis Braden; son 
Michael Travis Braden of Covina; 
daughter Jean Miller of Chula 
Vista; 7 grandchildren; 7 great- 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Glen Abbey 
Mortuary. Graveside services 
were held Dec. 21 at the Glen 
Abbey Memorial Park with Rev. 
Lovell of the Southern Baptist 
Church of Chula Vista officiating 



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EDWARD 



ROBERT 
HAMILTON 

Robert Edward Hamilton, 70, 
of Kernville, stainless steel 
sculptor, painter, poet, philoso- 
pher and author, passed away on 
Jan. 14 at Kem Valley Hospital, 
following a long illness of pul- 
monary disease. 

Mr. Hamilton was bom in 
Kokomo, Indiana on May 12, 
1920. He attended Kokomo 
schools and Indiana University- 
Kokomo Campus. During WW 
II he built, maintained and oper- 
ated the Armed Forces Radio 
Station on Kiska in the Aleutians, 
also doing his own poetry reading 
over-music show. Returning to 
civilian life, he served as a para- 
medic and radio operator for the 
Kokomo Fire Department. While 
developing his talents in painting 
and sculpture. He was also an 
award winning actor with 
Kokomo Civic Theatre, and 
served on its board of directors. 
He was also on the board of the 
Congregational Christian Church. 

Hamilton's first commis- 
sioned sculpture was for the Jones 
and Laughlin Stainless Steel Di- 
vision in Detroit, Michigan. The 
company provided him with the 
knowledge and facilities to work 
with the brilliant metal, and his 
own experimentations led to the 
development of his unique com- 
bination of an epoxy and sand 
filler in a stainless steel strip form. 

Moving to the Southwest in 
1 968, Hamilton pursued his career 
in Sedona, Scotlsdale and Tucson, 
Arizona; Taos and Santa Fe gal- 
leries in New Mexico; and in 
California in the San Francisco, 
Los Angeles and Palm Springs 
areas. In his final years before 
retiring most patrons came to his 
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In 1978 he was awarded a 
$20,000 commission from the 
California Arts in Public Build- 
ings Program to create a sculpture 
for a stale goverrunent building 
in El Centre. One of Hamilton's 
best known works is at the 
Superscope-Marantz Headquar- 
ters Building in Chatsworth. This 
15-foot stylized treble clef 
sculpture revolves on its base and 
is spotlighted at night. The loca- 
tion has been used in many TV 
and movie productions. 

Hamilton and his wife of 50 
years, Anne, came to Kernville in 
1987 to their retirement home in 
the Hi-Ho Park. In failing health 
from emphysema, he began 
writing books about his work, 
poetry and philosophy. 

He is survived by his wife and 
two daughters, Sandra (Mrs. John 
Hanna) of Pomoma, Ca and 
Pamela (Mrs. Gleo Huyck) of 
Wasilla, Alaska. Also two 
granddaughters, Marzieh Huyck 
of Wasilla and Heather Huyck at 
University of Alaska Fairbanks; 
a brother, Harry Hamilton, of 
Kokomo, Indiana, also survived 
him. 

Cremation was arranged by 

Valley Mortuary. Friends are 
invited to attend a memorial ser- 
vice to be held Feb. 24 at the 
homeof family friendPhyllisHix. 

/\ ineiiionai service win aiso 
be held Feb. 27 at the University 
Auditorium in Kokomo, where a 
wreath will be placed at the base 
of a large Hamilton sculpture on 
the campus, entitled "Phoenix". 
Mrs. Hamilton will be attending 
the ceremony in Indiana. 

Anyone wishing to make a 
donation in Hamilton's memory 
may contribute to the preserva- 
tion of the California Redwoods 
by contacting the Sequoia Forest 
Alliance, P. O. Box 922, 
Kernville, Ca 93238. 



Wednesday 
Feb. b, 1991 

MEMORIAL 

A memorial service for Ardis 
Manly Walker will be held on 
Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. at the 
senior center, Lake Isabella. 

Persons wishing to make a 
memorial contribution have the 
following option: The Ardis 
Manly Walker Museum Memo- 
rial Plaque, Museum fund; the 
Sequoia Litigation fund (Save the 
Redwoods). 

Send in care of the Kem 
Valley Historical Society and note 
the appropriate fund to P.O. Box 
651, Kernville, CA 93238. Ph. 
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Phyllis Winslow 



Phyllis Kaye Winslow 

Graveside services v^ere held 
at the Kern River Valley Cem- 
etery on Friday, Feb., 8 forPhyllis 
K. Winslow, who passed away 
Feb. 5 in Bakersfield. Mr. Lalo 
Enriquezofihe Church of Christ 
officiated. 

Phyllis wasborn Feb 11.1938 
in Colony, Oklahoma and resided 
most of her life in Bakersfield. 
She attended elementary schools 
in Bakersfield and graduated 
from East Bakersfield High 
School in 1955 with a Gold Seal 
diploma, denolmg an A-avcrage 
for her high school attendance. 
She also attended Bakersfield 
Junior College. 

She was employed in the 
banking and financial industry 
since 1960 and worked at the 
Niles and Glenwood Branch of 
Security Pacific Bank in 
Bakersfield for many years. 

In 1972,Phyllisandherfamily 
moved to the Kcm River Valley 
area making their home in 
Wofford Heights. Phyllis began 
her employment with Santa Bar- 
bara Federal Savings at this time 
and was managerof the Kemville 
Branch and also the manager of 
the Lake Isabella branch at the 
time of her illness. 

Her many community activi- 
ties included the Kern Valley 



Business and Professional 
Women's organization, Ex- 
change Club, Lake Isabella 
Chamberof Commerce, Visitor's 
Council, South Fork Women's 
Club, Kern Valley Women's 
Club. Kern Valley Hospital 
Foundation and the American 
Motorcycle Association. One of 
her most proudest moments was 
her selection by the Business and 
Professional Women as "The 
Woman of the Year" for 1989. 

Survivors include her hus- 
baml, Ernie Winslow of Wofford 
Heights.. son and daughter-in-law, 
Randy and Jaiina Winslow of 
Wofford Heights; son Tim 
Winslow of "Barstow, CA; 
grandson, Ryan Travis Winslow, 
who will miss his "grammy" very 
much. 

She also leaves behind her 
mother, Bcrchal Ringo of Lake 
Isabella and her brother and his 
wife, Robert and Bonnie Ringo 
of Lakeland Estates, Lake 
Isabella. Also very special people 
in her life were her sister-in-law 
and her hiishaiul Gail and Bob 
Yossand, very close friends Joe 
and Norma Rosebcrry and her 
mother-in-law Ruth Winslow of 
Bakersfield. 

In lieu of flowers, make do- 
nations to the Kern County 
Chaner of the American Lung 
Association. 



Harry Brennan 

Harry Brennan, 67, of 
Bod fish, formerly of Bucna Park, 
a retired quality-control worker 
for Rockwell International Corp, 
died Monday, Jan. 28. 

Services uere held Friday in 
the Rcnakcr-Klockgetlier Mor- 
tuary, in Buena Park Burial at 
Riverside National Cemetery, 

Survived by his wife, Rubv, 
son Larry of Huntington Beacli; 
brothers. Jaines, of Fullerton and 
Arthur and Richard, both of 
Boston; sister, Marie Higgins of 
New Hampshire and three 
grandchildren. 

Mr. Brennan was a life 
memberoftheVFW, life member 
of the DAV and member of Moose 
Lodge 498. 

Steve Miranda 

Services were held at St. Jude 
Church in Wofford Heights on 
Thursday, Feb. 7 with graveside 
following at Kem Valley cem- 
etery for Steve Miranda, whodied 
Feb' 3. 

Mr. Miranda was bom June 
30, 1916 at Ony.x. He was 74 
years of age. 

He is survived by his wife. 
Irene Miranda of Onyx, daughter 
Mary Parbier of Las Vegas, Jessie 
Castro of Tracy; sons Bert 
Miranda and Steve Jr., of Las 
Vegas and sisters Chanza Andreas 
and Charlotte Stone. He is also 
survivedby 16grandchildrenand 
12 great-grandchildren. 



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Ethel Schultz 

Elhel Schultz(Schultzie)died 
Jan. 25 at Valley Presbyterian 
Hospital in Van Nuys. She was 
82. 

Bom Dec. 20, 1908 in Carbon 
Cliff, Illinois, she lived in 
Wofford Heights from 1961 to 
1985, when she moved to Reseda 
to live with her daughter. 

She is survived by six 
daughters, Shirley Dow of 
Moline, IL, Darlcne Schultz, of 
Reseda, Beverly McBee of 
Liltlerock, Patricia Church, of 
Colona, IL, Marilyn Barrie, of 
Salem Or, Caroll Mills, Reno, 
NV; brothers Leroy Williams, 
Rogers, Ark, Bob Martin, Sylmar, 
CA; sister Leona Hoist, Good 
Hue, Min. 



Violet Olson 

A memorial service was 
conducted Saturday, Feb. 9, at 
the Kern Valley Bible Church, 
Lake Isabella for Violet Olson of 
Weldon. Officiating was pastor 
Jack Didlley. Mrs. Olson passed 
away Feb 4 at itio Kem Valley 
Hospital. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band of 52 years, Maynard of 
Weldon; son David of La 
Crescenla, daughter Joan 
ElhridgeofGlcndalc, sister Lucy 
Cooney of Glcndale, 4 grand- 
children and 1 great-grandchild. 
Violet was a member of the 
Grandmothers Club and Kern 
Valley resident for 16 years. 

Born June 28, 1919 in Mas- 
sachusetts, Violet Florence Olson 
was 71 years of age. Cremation 
arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
ary. 



Claudia Thompson 

Claudia Thompson of 
Kernville, passed away at the 
Memorial Hospital of Greater 
Bakersfield on Feb. 4. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band Bob of Kernville; daughters 
Cheryl Grubbs of Kernville, 
Rence Cole of Pinegrove; sisters 
Margaret Dumbach of Oregon, 
Mary Templeton also of Oregon, 
EstherTippet, of Washington; six 
grandchildren and two great- 
grandchildren. 

Bom Jan, 20, 1929 in Ne- 
braska, Claudia Doris "Stubbie" 
Thompson was 62 years of age. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 

Edris "Jim" Hughes 

Edris "Jim " Hughes of 
Wofford Heights passed away 
Feb. 3 at Memorial Hospital in 
Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his wife 
Frances of Wofford Heights. 

Mr. Hughes was a master 
Mason and a member of the Rising 
Light Masonic Lodge No. 397 of 
Huntington Park, a member of 
the Long Beach Scottish Rite, 
Charier Member of the El Bekal 
Shrine Temple of Long Beach. 

Jim Hughes had been a resi- 
dent of the Kem River Valley 
since 1971. 

"Bom Feb. 3, 1905 in Denver 
, Colorado and named for Mount 
Edris in his father's home coun- 
try of Wales, Edris "Jim" Hughes 
was 86 years of age. Cremation 
arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
ary. 



Berthold Prival 

BcrtholdB. Prival of Bodli=,h 
passed away Feb. 4 at the Me- 
morial Hospital of Greater 
Bakersfield. He is survived h\ 
his wife of 54 years, Mary of 
Bodfish; sons Tim of Portland, 
Oregon, LelandofShemian Oaks, 
daughter Melody Ortega of Los 
Angeles and three grandchildren. 
Berthold Prival opened the first 
dance studio in the San Fernando 
Valley nearly 50 years ago 

He had been a resident of the 
Kem Valley for the past 16years. 

Born Sept. 14, 1905 in 
Inglewood, New Jersey, Berthold 
Baruch Prival was 85 years of 
age. Cremation arrangements by 
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Harry Coe 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted graveside at the Ingle wood 
Memorial park cemetery in 
InglewoodonFeb. 13 for Harold 
W. Coe of Mt. Mesa. 

Prayers and eulogy were de- 
livered by family and friends. Mr. 
Coe passed away at home Feb. 9, 
following illness. 

He is survived by his brother 
in law William Howard Scruggs 
of Mt. Mesa, nephew Donald 
Scruggs of Chino and many 
friends here in the Kem Valley. 

Born June 17, 1912 in 
Oshkosh, Winnebago County, 
Wisconsin, Harold "Harry" Coe 
was 78 years of age. 

Interment at the Inglewood 
Memorial Park. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 

Margaret Donner 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Thursday, Feb. 14 
graveside at the Kem Valley 
Cemetery Wofford Heights for 
Margaret Donner of Squirrel 
Valley. Officiating was Rev. 
Floyd Castillo, pastor of the 
Highland Chapel United Meth- 
odist Church, Lake Isabella. Mrs. 
Donner passed away Feb. 1 1 at 
Kem Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band of 31 years Herbert of 
Squirrel Valley, sons Herbert of 
Pacific Palisades, Stephen of 
Laguna Beach; brother Leonard 
Webster of Long Beach and five 
grandchildren. 

Margaret Donner was a 
member of the Highland Chapel 
United Methodist Church. She 
was retired from the Pacific 
Telephone Co. and a member of 
the Telephone Pioneers of 
America. 

Born Dec. 22, 1907 in 
Inglewood, California, Margaret 
Webster Donner was 83 years of 
age. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. Donations to the Kem 
Valley Hospital Foundation, P.O. 
Box 3569 Lake Isabella in 
Memory of Margaret W. Donner 
will be appreciated by her family. 



Roy Lee Williams 

Services were conducted on 
Feb. 1 1 in the Chapel of the J.W. 
Sams and Sons Funeral Home for 
Roy Lee Williams, 58, of 
Bakersfield, who died Feb. 7 in 
Santa Barbara. 

Mr. Williams was bom March 
20, 1932 in Checotah, OK. He 
lived in Arvin as a young man. He 
was a self employed refrigeration 
repairman for years in the Lake 
Isabella area. He served his 
countrv during the Korean con- 
flict from 1952 until 1956 with 
the U.S. Navy. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Christine of Bakersfield; 3 sons 
Jerry and Keith Williams both of 
Lake Isabella and Michael of 
Oklahoma City; a daughter, Kim 
of Bakersfield; brother,Raymond 
of Arkansas; 2 sisters, Leonard 
Starr and Wynona Trantha, both 
of Bakersfield, 3 grandchildren; 
step-children, Paul. Turner am^ 
Dorothey Walbridge both of 
Ventura, Sandra Prowrest of Las 
Vegas; 10 grandchildren. 

Arrangements by J.W. Sams 
and Sons Funeral Home, Arvin. 



Edris "Jim" Hughes 

Edris "Jim" Hughes of 
Wofford Heights passed away 
Feb. 3 at Memorial Hospital in 
Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his wife of 
59 years Frances of Wofford 
Heights, daughter Janice 
Knickerbocker of Hermosa 
Beach; granddaughters Tracey 
Knickerbocker of San Luib 
Obispo and Kerri Knickebocker 
of Pleasanton, Ca. 

Mr. Hughes was a Master 
Mason and a member of the Rising 
Light Masonic Lodge No. 397 of 
Huntington Park, a member of 
the Long Beach Scottish Rite, 
charter member of the El Bckal 
Shrine Temple of Long Beach. 

Jim Hughes had been a resi- 
dent of the Kem Valley since 
1971. 

Bom Feb. 3, 1905 in Denver, 
Colorado and named for Mount 
Edris in his father's home coun- 
try of Wales, Edris "Jim" Hughes 
was 86 years of age. 



MEMORIAL 

There will be a memorial 
service for Robert Edward 
Hamilton on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 
2:30 p.m. at the home of Phyllis 
Hix, located on Riodel Loma, off 
Burlando Road in Kemville. 



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Dorothy Mane Kent 

Dorothy Marie Kent, age 74 
years, died in Fresno on Feb. 14 . 
Mrs. Kent was a former resident 
of Delano and retired registered 
nurse, pilot, past president of the 
99s Womens Pilot Assoc, and 
chairman of tJie 99's Air Race in 
1960. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band Dr. Herbert Kent, O.D., one 
son, Barry Briden of Fairfield; 2 
daughters, Laura Briden of 
Stockton and Gail Stone of 
Colorado and three grandchil- 
dren. 

There wi II be no services, due 
to her request. Remembrances, if 
any , may be sent to the American 
Cancer Society, 2940 No. Fresno 
Street, Fresno, CA 93703. Cre- 
mation arrangements by Neptune 
Society. 



Alvin Perry Hudson 

Private cremation services 
were held for Alvin Perry Hudson 
of Wofford Heights. Mr. Hudson 
was bom July 23, 1906 in Cali- 
fornia and died Feb. 18 in 
Bakersfieid.Hewas84yearsold. 

He is survived by his wife of 
55 years, Mary Hudson of 
Wofford Heights; son Kendall 
Hudson of Rolling Hills Estates; 
2 grandchildren. Mr. Hudson was 
a member of the Elks Lodge No. 
2020 of Downey and El Segundo 
Rod and Gun Club. Mr. Hudson 
was an 18 year resident of the 
Kem Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Donna Lou Kendrick 

A Mass of Christian Burial 
was held Thursday, Feb. 21 at 9 
a.m. at St. Jude's parish Catholic 
church in Wofford Heights for 

Donna Lou Kendrick of Mt. Mesa. 
Officiating was Rev. Monsignor 
A.G. Herdegen. 

Mrs. Kendrick was bom Oct. 
20, 1910 in Boone, Iowa and died 
Feb. 18 in Mt. Mesa. She was 80 
years old and a 42 year resident of 
the Kem Valley. 

She is survived by her dear 
friends and caregivers Twila 
Griffith and family of Mt. Mesa; 
sons Ron^ Erickson of Oregon, 
Jim Erickson 'of Colorado; 12 
grandchildren and 6 great great 
grandchildren. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Alma Eurene Stevens 

Private cremation services 
were held for Alma Eurene 
Stevens of Bodfish. Mrs. Stevens 
was bom Jan. 28, 1902 in Ten- 
nessee and died Feb. 19 in 
Bakersfield she was 89 years old 
and a 24 year resident of the Kem 
Valley. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band James Stevens of Bodfish. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Mildred Deadrich 

Mildred Deadrich, 92, died at 
her home in Wofford-Heights on 
Feb. 17, following'a long illness. 
She was preceded in death by her 
husband Louis R. Deadrich on 
Oct. 9, 1985. 

Known as "Mimi", she 
graduated from U.C. Berkeley, 
whereshewasa member of Kappa 
Delta sorority. She taught at 
Fremont High School in the 
Oakland Public School system 
for several years. She and her 
family moved to Bakersfield in 
1943 where she was active in the 
American Association of Uni- 
versity Women and other com- 
munity organizations. 

She and her husband retired 
to their home in Wofford Heights 
in 1981. 

Mimi is survived by her son 
and daughter-in-law Don and 
Audrey Deadrich of Wofford 
Heights; granddaughterDonnaL. 
Higgins of Wofford Heights; 
Laura Vigil of Mariposa and four 
great grandchildren. 

Donations in her memory may 
be sent to the Alzheimer's Asso- 
ciation, National Headquarters, 
70 East Lake Street, Chicago, U 
60601-9971. There were no ser- 
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Sylvia Lillian Michel 

Sylvia Lillian Michel was 
bom Feb. 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, 
New York and resided in Lake 
Isabella for the past 26 years. She 
was previously employed at Kem 
Valley Hospital as a nurses aide 
for 12 years. She was a member 
of the Four Sguare Church 

She is survived by her hus- 
band Ted; daughter Pauline 
Plasencia of Pomona, daughter 
Marian VanSickle, Riverside; 
daughter Karen Lownes of 
Colorado; son Donald Michel of 
Thousand Oaks, son Eddie 
Michel of Lake Isabella; 10 
grandchildren, one great grand- 
child; brother Fred Liuzzi of 
Torrance and Tom Morshallo of 
Georgia, sister Anna Longo of 
New Jersey and Theresa Pasciuta 
of Ontario. 



Louise McCartney 

Stewart 

Louise McCartney Stewart 
was bom March 23, 1907 and 
passed away Feb. 22. She lived in 
Wofford Heights since 1962, and 
worked at the local hospital for 
many years as a nurse and helped 
at the senior center. 

She was a charter member of 
Kem River Valley Chapter Order 
of the Eastern Star and Yod 
Chapter, Order of Golden Slipper. 

Louise is survived by her 
daughter Ida Reed, daughter in 
law Toni McCartney, four grand 
daughters Janet Skaggs, Louise 
Handyshell, Nancy Coates and 
Robin McCartney, grandson 
Ernie McCartney Jr. and 8 great 
grandchildren. Service was held 
Thursday, Feb. 28 at thecemetery. 






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Fern Kite 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Wednesday March 6, 1 99 1 
at the Committal Chapel of the 
Kern River Valley Chapel of the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery, 
Wofford Heights for Fern Bemice 
Kile of Auburn, formerly of 
Wofford Heights. Mrs. Kite 
passed away Feb. 27 at the Au- 
burn Faith Hospital, Auburn, 
Placer County, CA. 

She is preceded in death by 
her husband Milford Dean Kite 
deceased 1987 and by her son 
Billy Dean Kite deceased 1975. 

Fern is survived by her 
daughter Betty Helman and hus- 
band Byron of Cool, CA; daugh- 
ter Suzanne Kuhl and husband 
Chuck of La Mirada; seven 
grandchildren and six great 
grandchildren Fern had resided 
in the Kem Valley since 1974 
and had only recently moved to 
Northern California. Herhusband 
Milford will be remembered by 
amateur radio operators. His call 
sign was K6GYF. 

Fern was bom Aug. 27, 1913 
in Nebraska. She was 77 years of 
age. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary of jLake Isabella. 



O.E. "Nick" Nicholson 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Friday, March 1 at the 
United States National Cemetery 
Riverside for Otis E. "Nick" 
Nicholson of Lake Isabella. Offi- 
ciating were officers of Ameri- 
can Legion Arcadia Post 247. 

Mr. Nicholson passed away 
Feb. 24 at Kem Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 
4 1 years Velma of Lake Isabella, 
brother in law Drew Blankenship 
of Lake Elsinore. 

Mr. Nicholson was retired 
from U.S. Postal Service. During 
WW II, he served with the U.S. 
Navy as ship's cook aboard the 
USS landing craft 480 and 407. 
He had resided in the Kem River 
Valley for the past 1 1 years. Bom 
Feb. 6, 1908, in Washington 
County, Kentucky, Otis Eugene 
Nicholson was 83 years of age. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary of Lake Isabella. 



William Greer 

William Greer of Weldon 
passed away March 4 at the San 
Joaquin Community Hospital in 
Bakersfield. He is survived by 
his wife Dot of Weldon, children 
Lee Kenneth Greer of Vacaville, 
Sheila Rush of Vacaville, Ilene 
Kott of Evansville, Indiana, 
Pamela Irwin of El Dorado, Illi- 
nois, Loretta Jones Hughson, 
Linda Huber of Little Rock, Ar- 
kansas, 1 1 grandchildren and five 
great grandchildren. 

Mr. Greer was a WW n vet- 
eranoftheU.S. Army whoserved 
with the infantry in the Asiatic- 
Pacific Region. He had been a 
resident for past 1 1 years. Bom 
Feb. 6, 1916 in Fordsville, Ohio 
County, Kentucky, William 
Lewis Greer was 75 years of age. 

Cremation arrangements by 
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Agatha Dee Throop 

Graveside services were held 
Friday, March 1 at Hillcrest Me- 
morial Park for Agatha Dee 
Throop, former long time resi- 
dent of Lake Isabella. Officiating 
was Rev Bud Frye. 

Mrs. Throop was bom March 
16, 1905 in Moberly, Missouri 
and passed away Feb. 24, in 
Whittier, after a long illness. She 
was 85 years of age. 

Mrs. Throop had lived the 
last nearly eight years of her life 
at the home of her daughter and 
son in law, Bc\erly and Russell 
Shatlo m Hacienda Heights. 

She was preceded in death by 
two children, Melvin and Lois 
Throop and her husband, Everett 
Arthur Throop, deceased June, 
25, 1970. 

She is survived by her six 
children, daughter Anita Adams 
and her husband Paul of Bodfish; 
Marilyn Rahm and her husband 
Frank of Bodfish; Beverly Shatto 
and her husband Russell of Haci- 
enda Heights; and Dee 
Huckelbcrry and her husband 
Countrs- of Weldon; also two sons, 
RogerThroop of Colton and Gary 
Throop of Bakers fielo. She is also 
survived by brothers Lowell 
White and NIarvin White; a sister 
Florence Dcxyier and numerous 
nieces and nephews and cous- 
ins, 16 grandchildren, 24 great 
grandchJdrcn and one great great 
grandchidrcn. 

Dee aid her husband Everett 
moved to Lake Isabella in the 
mid 60s fom Compton. They 
spent manyweeks and weekends 
camped at Paradise Cove, their 
favorite camjsite around the lake. 



Ernest Albert Moss 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Tuesday March 5 at the 
Family Life Center of the Four- 
square Gospel Church Wofford 
Heights for Ernest Moss of 
Bodfish. Officiating was Rev. 
Jerry Ruff, pastor. Mr. Moss 
passed away Feb. 28 at Kem 
Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 
45 years Jean of Bodfish; sons 
Don of Bakersfield; Mike of 
Bodfish; daughters Pat Hardin of 
Bakersfield, Barbara Barnes of 
San Luis Obispo; sister Betty 
Alvarez of Bullhead City, Ari- 
zona and 1 1 grandchildren. 

Ernie Moss retired from the 
United States Air Force with the 
rank of Chief Master Sergeant 
whose service from 1942 to 1967 
spanned three wars: WW II, Ko- 
rea and Viet Nam. 

Ernie had been a resident of 
the Kem River Valley for the past 
24 years. He was a member of 
KRV VFW Post 7665. 

Born Oct. 13, 1923 in 
Cleburne, Johnson Country, 
Texas, Ernest Moss was 67 years 
of age. Intemieni at the Kem River 
Valley Cemeterv where military 
honors were tendered by officers 
of VP^ Post 1665. Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. 



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Marietta H. Cote 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted March 15 at the Highland 
Chapel United Methodist Church 
for Marietta Cote of Bodfish. 
Officiating was Rev. Floyd 
Casti llo, pastor. Mrs. Cote passed 
away March 10 at home follow- 
ing illness. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band of 54 years, Charles of 
Bodfish; daughter Carol Burkey 
of Bodfish; son Ted of West Hol- 
lywood, grandchildren Melissa, 
Mark and Allyson; and great 
grandchild Kyle. 

Donations to the American 
Cancer Society, P.O. Box 435, 
Wofford Heights will be appreci- 
ated. 

Born Aug. 30, 1918 in 
Brooklyn, Kings County, New 
York, Marietta Helen Cote was 
72 years of age. Cremation ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Margaret Shinneman 

Margaret Shinneman, a long 
time resident of Kemville and 
owner of Shinny's Bait and 
Tackle Shop, passed away March 
1 at the age of 92. 

There will be noservices. The 
burial will be in Old Kemville 
Cemetery. 

She is survived by daughter 
Orpha Jean Stalvey; son Wm, B. 
Shinneman and grandson Roger 
B. Shinneman. 



James Ingra.n 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Monday, March 1 1 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
James \V. Ingram of Mt. Mesa. 
Officiating were officers of KRV 
VFW Post 7665. Mr. Ingram 
passed away March 7 at the Kem 
Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Elvira of Mt. Mesa; son John of 
Colorado; daughters Patricia 
Jenkins of Gridley, Juanita 
Ingram of Selma; brothers Floyd, 
Francis, Dolan and Robert all of 
Northern California and three 
grandchildren. 

Mr. Ingram was a \VW U vet- 
eran of the U.S. Army who served 
with the combat engineers in 
Europe, Africa and the Middle 
East. He was a life member of 
Canoga Park VFW Post 2805, a 
member of the Moose, Eagles 
and American Legion, Jim 
Ingram had been a resident of the 
Kem River Valley since 1984. 

Born Nov. 14, 1918, in 
Ballhill, Okmulgee County, 
Oklahoma, James William "Jim" 
Ingram was 72 years of age. 

Interment at the Kem River 
Valley Cemetery. Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary of Lake 
Isabella. 



Paul Hill, Sr. 

A memorial service was held 
on Thursday, March 14 at the 
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 
Church in Lake Isabella for Paul 
Hill Sr. of Lake Isabella. 

Bom Sept. 9, 1919 in Tulsa, 
OK, Mr. Hill passed away at home 
on March 10 at the age of 71 
years. 

Mr. Hill served with the U.S. 
Army, Rainbow Division and was 
a Veteran of World War n 's Battle 
of the Bulge. He worked as a real 
estate broker in the South Bay 
region of L.A. County. After 
weekending in the area for many 
years, the Hills retired and moved 
into the area on a permanent basis 
in 1971. 

Mr. Hill is survived by his 
wife of 49 years Sue Carolyn; 
sons Paul Jr. of Lake Isabella; 
Henry of Inglewood; daughter 
Dianna Rolleg of El Paso, TX; 
C'stcr Ruth Coger of Salina, OK, 
thre.. grandchildren and three 
great-giandchildren. 

Crem, tion arrangements by 
Valley Moi uary of Lake Isabella. 



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Douglas R. Giles 

DouglasR. Gilesof Kemville 
passed away March 2 1 at the Kem 
Valley Hospital in Mt. Mesa. He 
is preceded in death by his wife 
Joann deceased 1989 and sur- 
vived by son David of Michigan; 
daughters Brenda of North Hol- 
lywood; son Mark of Palmdale; 
daughter Gloria of Michigan, son 
Dave of Canyon Country; brother 
Bruce of Michigan; granddaugh- 
ter Krv'Stal of Canyon Country; 
grandson Richie of Canyon 
Country. 

Douglas Giles was a Univer- 
sity graduate in Michigan and a 
member of the Elks and Moose. 
He was a retired engineer who 
had worked in both the automo- 
tive and aerospace industries. 
Bom March 14, 1927 in Michi- 
gan, Douglas Ray Giles was 64 
years of age. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Burt A. Hutchison 

Burt Hutchison passed away 
Saturday, March 16 at Mercy 
Hospital in Bakersfield. 

Mr. Hutchison was bom July 
23, 1915 in Covina and was a 
resident of Kem River Valley for 
40 years with his wife of 52 years, 
Ola Hutchison. Burt was em- 
ployed with the U.S. Forest Ser- 
vice for 25 years. 

He was tJie fire control officer 
for the Cannell Meadow District 
for 18 years before he retired . 
Burt was a Mason as well as a 
member of the Lions Club. 

Survivors include his wife Ola 
Hutchison of Lake Isabella; son 
Duane and wife Rory of Bodfish. 
and two grandchildren Roy 
Hutchison of Bakersfield and 
Cindy HunJ of Lake Isabella. 



Eula Mae Fitzgerald 

A funeral service and fomial 
visitation were conducted Satur- 
day, March 23 at the Forest Lawn 
Memorial Park Hollywood Hills 
for Eula Mae Fitzgerald of Lake 
Isabel la. Officiating were officers 
of Eagles Auxiliary of Van Nuys 
Aerie 2310. 

Mrs. Fitzgerald passed away 
March 21 at the Kem Valley 
Hospital. She is survived by her 
daughter Janeandson in lawCarl 
Gordon of Lake Isabella; three 
grandchildren and four great- 
grandchildren. Eula held the of- 
fice of State mother of Eagles and 
was a charter member of the Van 
Nuys Aerie Auxiliary. Locally, 
Eula was a member of the 
Grandmothers Club. 

Bom Feb. 2, 1900 in Okla- 
homa, Eula Mae Fitzgerald was 
91. 

Interment at Forest Lawn 
Memorial Park, Hollywood Hi lis. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
ary. 



George L. Brown, Jr. 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Friday, March 22 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
George L. Brown, Jr. of Des 
Moines, Iowa. Officiating was 
Rev. Floyd Castillo, pastor of the 
Highland Chapel United Meth- 
odist Church, Lake Isabella. Mr. 
Brown passed away March 17 at 
Des Moines Methodist Medical 
Center. 

He is survived by father 
George Brown, Sr. of Baldwin 
Park; mother Norma Corlis of 
Bodfish; stepfather Robert Corlis 
of Bodfish; brother Ken Brown 
of Riverside; grandmother Claris 
Lacourse of California. 

George Brown, Jr. was bom 
Dec. 25, 1946 in Des Moines, 
Polk County, Iowa. He was 44 
years of age. 

Interment at the Kem River 
Valley Cemetery. Arrangements 
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Claris Esterbrook 

A funeral service was held 
Thursday, March 2 1 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel for Claris 
Norma Esterbrook of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was Rev 
Louis Fabrizius, pastor of the 
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 
church of Lake Isabella. 

Mrs. Esterbrook passed away 
March 14 at the San Joaquin 
Community Hospital, Bakers- 
field. She is survived by her sis- 
ters Ruth Johason and Agnes 
D'Entremont both of San Jacinto. 
Mrs. Esterbrook had been a resi- 
dent of the Kern Valley for the 
past 18 years. 

Bom May 6, 1917 in South 
Dakota, Claris Norma Esterbrook 
was 73 years of age. Interment at 
the Kern Valley Cemetery. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Mark L. Mershon 

Mark Mershon of Bodfish 
passed away March 25 at the 
emergency room at Kem Valley 
Hospital after suffering from a 
cardiac arrhythmia at home. 

He is survived by his parents 
William and Pauline Mershon of 
Bodfish; brotherDavid of Bodfish 
and aunt Harriet Hunter of Ohio. 

Mark was raised in Redondo 
Beach and had moved with his 
family to the Kem Valley a year 
ago. He was a graduate of 
Redondo Beach schools and had 
trained as a gunsmith. Mark loved 
the outdoors including hunting 
and fishing; he was planning to 
open a gunsmithing shop in the 
valley. 

Bom July 13, 1958 in Tor- 
rance, CA, Mark Leslie Mershon 
was 32 years of age. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Irwin C. Burkhart 

A funeral service will be 
conducted Wednesday, April 3 at 
1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church 
in Kemville for Irwin Burkhart of 
Kernville. Officiating will be 
Pastor John Revis. Mr. Burkhart 
passed away March 26 at the 
Sutter Memorial Hospital, Sac- 
ramento. 

He is survived by his wife of 
53 years Alice of Kemville; son 
Robert of Kemville; daughter 
Carol Logsdon of Kernville; 
stepsons Clyde Cole of Reseda, 
Bert Alton of Bakersfield; sister 
Elizabeth of Texas; six grand- 
children and three great grand- 
children. Irwin Burkart was a 
building contractor for many 
years and built numerous homes 
and buildings throughout the 
state. 

BomNov. 11, 1915inButler, 
TX, near the Oklahoma-Texas 
line, Irwin Clyde Burkhart was 
75 years of age. Interment at Kem 
Valley Cemetery. Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. 

Claude D. Baker 

A memorial service was 
conducted Friday, March 29 at 
the Valley Mortuary Chapel Lake 
Isabella forClaude Bakcrof Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was Rev 
John Revis, pastor of the First 
Baptist Church of Kemville. 

Mr. Baker passed away March 
24 at home following illness. He 
is survived by his wife of 53 years 
Clara of Lake Isabella; sons Art 
of Florida, Lloyd of Chatsworth, 
Carl of El Paso, Texas; daughter 
Ethel Baker of Thousand Oaks, 
daughter Elizabeth Chavez of 
Bakersfield; 15 grandchildren and 
five great-grandchildren. 

Born April 30, 1913 in 
Bayfield, Colorado, Claude Dal- 
las Baker was 77 years of age. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. Interment of 
cremated remains at Greenlawn 
Cemetery Bakersfield. 



Chester Charlton 

Chester (Chet) Chariton died 
at home in Kemville on March 
23. He was bom July 7, 1922 in 
Marion, Virginia and retired from 
theNaval Weapons Center, China 
Lake in 1974. 

Chet was active in commu- 
nity affairs, conservation organi- 
zations both local and national. 
He took part in the formation of 
the Kem Valley Hospital Foun- 
dation and served as a board 
member of that body. 

Chet is survived by his wife, 
Loma; son Chester Scott Chariton 
of Santa Cruz, CA; daughters Sue 
Ellen Charlton of Fresno and 
Margaret Pedroni of Mendocino 
County; grandsons Benjamin 
Chariton Pedroni and Jesse Alan 
Charlton; brothers Brainard, 
Thomas and Robert Charlton of 
Virginia. 

Chet will be missed by family 
members and friends in Missouri, 
Virginia and Califomia and other 
states. 

Memorial services will be 
held Saturday, April 20 at 1 1:30 
a.m. at the Kernville United 
Methodist Church, at the comer 
of Sirretta Street and Big Blue 
Road. A buffet luncheon will 
follow. 

Commemorative gifts can be 
made to: the Forest Alliance, P.O. 
Box 922, Kemville, CA 93238 or 
the Kem River Valley Hospice of 
St. John, Drawer O, Wofford 
Heights, CA 93285. 



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Clarence Brown 

A Mass of Christian burial 
was celebrated Tuesday, April 2 
at the St. Jude parish Catholic 
Church for Clarence George 
Brown of Wofford Heights. Cel- 
ebrant of the Mass was Rev. 
Monsignor Anthony G. 
Herdegen, Pastor of St. Jude 
Parish. Mr. Brown passed away 
March 30 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 

He is survived by his wife 
Lois of Wofford Heights; son 
David of Malibu; daughter Sha- 
ron Markarian of Palmdale; 
mother Agnes Brown of Irvine; 
brothers William "Bill" Brown 
of Wofford Heights, Kenneth 
Brown of Lake Tahoe; sister Mary 
Giraldin of Irvine, and grand- 
children. 

Clarence Brown was a WW II 
veteran of the U.S. Navy who 
served aboard the destroyers USS 
Wiiises (DD44 1) and USS Higbee 
(DD896) in the Pacific and 
Eastern Mediterranean, during his 
military service Clarence Brown 
earned five Bronze battle stars. 
Here in the Kern River Valley,^ 
Clarence was a member of the' 
VFW KRV Post 7665 and was 
formerly a manager of the Elks 
Lodge. 

Bom March 23. 1922 in Bal- 
timore, Maryland, Clarence 
George Brown was 69 years of 
age. Interment at the Kem_River 
Valley Cemetery. Graveside 
blessing and prayers by Monsi- 
gnor Herdegen. Military honors 
by officers and members of VFW 
Post 7665. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Edward Boyer 

A Mass of Christian burial 
was celebrated Monday, April 8 
at the St. Jude Parish Catholic 
Church for Edward Boyer of 
Southlake. Celebrant of the Mass 
was Rev. Monsignor Anthony 
Herdegen, Pastor of St. Jude 
Parish. Mr. Boyer passed away 
April 4 at the Kern Valley Hos- 
pital. 

He is survived by his wife of 
53 years Isabell of Southlake; sons 
Robert of Hermosa Beach, Ed- 
ward, Jr. of Spokane, WA; 
brothers Robert and Thomas both 
ofPennsylvania; sisters Florence 
and Roscllaalsoof Pennsylvania; 
II grandchildren and 10 great- 
grandchildren. 

Eddie Boyer was a WW II 
veteran of the U.S. Army who 
served in the infantry during the 
European invasion. He was 
wounded in combat in France 
following the Normandy Land- 
ings. Eddie came to California 
from his native Pennsylvania in 
1944, 

Eddie Boyer was a life 
member of the DAV and a 
member of VFW he had held 
officerposts with Chapter 54 Kem 
River Valley Disabled American 
Veterans. Bom April 15, 1915 in 
Scottdale, Pennsylvania, Edward 
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Altha M. Shaw 

A Mass of Christian burial 
was celebrated Saturday, April 
13 at the St. Jude Parish Catholic 
church for Altha M. Shaw of 
Havilah. Celebrant of the Mass 
was Rev. Monsignor Anthony 
Herdegen, pastor of St. Jude 
Parish. 

Mrs. Shaw passed away April 
8 at a Bakersfield hospital. 

She is preceded in death by 
her husband of 50 years, Ross, 
deceased in 1978 and survived by 
her sister Betty Jane Browser and 
brother Howard Douglas both of 
Detroit and friend Velma Allard 
ofBodifsh. 

Altha Shaw was a member of 
the St. Jude Parish Catholic 
church and had been a resident of 
Havilah for 25 years. 

BomJuIy27, 1901 in Detroit, 
Michigan. Altha Marie Shaw was 
89 years of age. 

Interment at the Kern Valley 
cemetery. Arrangements by Val- 
ley Mortuary. 

Kenneth Torres 

A Mass of Christian burial 
was celebrated Wednesday April 
10 at the St. Jude Parish Catholic 
Church for Kenneth Torres of 
Mt. Mesa. Celebrant of the Mass 
was Monsignor John Esquivel, 
Pastor of St. Joseph's Church, 
Bakersfield. 

Mr. Torres passed away April 
7 at Kern Valley Hospital, fol- 
lowing illness. He is survived by 
his mother Beckie of Mt. Mesa; 
grandparents Frank and Lupe 
Figueroa of Mt. Mesa; brother 
Bobby of Redondo Beach. Rich- 
ard of Mt. Mesa; uncles Frank 
Figueroa, Jr. of Mt. Mesa and 
Greg Figueroa of Lake Isabella. 

Kenneth Torres was a 1990 
graduate of Kern Valley High 
School. 

Bom Jan. 13, 1972 in Merced, 
California, Kenneth Christopher 
Torres was 19 years of age. In- 
terment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery, arrangements by Val- 
ley Mortuary. 



Jewell M. Woolard 

A funeral service was 
conduced Monday, April 15 for 
Jewell Woolard of Wofford 
Heights. Officiating was Rev. 
David Snow, pastor of the First 
Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 
Mrs. Woolard passed away at 
home April 1 1 following illness. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band of 58 years, Harold of 
Wofford Heights; sons Richard 
of Las Vegas, Wayne of Ontario; 
daughter Patricia of Las Vegas; 
sister Pearl Horn of Muldrow, 
Oklahoma; sister in law Reba 
Wyckoff of Mt. Mesa; brother 
Warren Wyckoff of West Plains, 
Missouri; eight grandchildren and 
11 great-grandchildren. Jewell 
was a member of the Order of 
Eastern Star. 

Bom Jan. 30, 1914, Jewell 
Minnie Woolard was 77 years of 
age. Interment at Kem Valley 
Cemetery , Wofford Heights. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
ary. 



Joyce Dowell 

A funeral service was 
conducted Monday, April 1 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
Royal Joyce Dowell of Bodfish. 
Officiating was Rev. Jerry Ruff, 
pastor of the Foursquare Gospel 
Church, Wofford Heights. Mrs. 
Dowell passed away March 28 at 
the Kem Medical Center Hospi- 
tal. 

She is preceded in death by 
her husband Edward Dowell de- 
ceased in 1985. She is survived 
by her mother Pauline Robinson 
of Arizona, daughters Cathy 
Sevier of Bakersfield; Frankie 
Beaird of Oklahoma, Mildred 
Hart of Oklahoma; stepdaughter 
Bemice Bivens of Bakersfield; 
son Odell Henderson of Bakers- 
field; sister Mildred Adkins of 
California; brothers Henry, 
Kenneth, George, Lesley and 
Walter Robinson all of Arizona 
and Clifford Robinson of 
Bakersfield, 13grandchildrenand 
7 great-grandchildren. 

Mr. and Mrs. Dowell had re- 
sided for many years in 
Johnsondale, where Mr. Dowell 
worked for the Mt. Whitney 
Lumber Co. 

Bom Feb. 7, 1929 in Lefiore 
County, Oklahoma, Royal Joyce 
Dowell was 62 years of age. In- 
terment at Kem Valley Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
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Patrick Chatelle 

A Mass for the Repose of the 
soul of Patrick J. Chatelle was 
celebrated Saturday, April 20 at 
the St. Jude Parish Catholic 
Church. Celebrant of the mass 
was Rev. Monsignor Anthony 
Herdegen, Pastor of the St. Jude 
Parish. 

Mr. Chatelle passed away 
April 12 at home in Lake Isabella. 

He is preceded in death by his 
wife Madeline, deceased in 1980. 
He is survived by his son Rene 
Chatelle of Lawndale; daughters 
Monica Chatelle of Reno, Ne- 
vada; Adricnne Chatelle of Lake 
Isabella; Karen Chatelle of 
Lawndale; Patsy Row of Lake 
Isabella; Master Sgt. Madeline 
Curtis serving with the U.S. Air 
Force 62nd Military Airlift Wing 
at McChord AFB Tacoma, WA; 
and Irene Ferraro of Torrance; 
more than 30 grandchildren and 
many great grandchildren; his 
beloved niece Dawn Buono of 
Seneca, NY; his nephew Eddie 
Chatelle and his wife of Victoria, 
British Columbia and friends Bob 
Krause and Bill Wilson. 

Patrick Chatelle was retired 
from Hughes Aircraft after 23 
years. He was a volunteer in the 
Meals on Wheels program. Back 
in Montreal, Canada, he played 
hockey for his high school. 

Born Feb. 28, 1916, in 
Montreal, Canada, Patrick Joseph 
Chatelle was 75 years. 



Stuart Lehman 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted graveside at the Kern Val- 
ley Cemetery for Stuart Lehman 
ofLake Isabella. Officiating were 
officers and members of VFW 
KRV Post 7665, KRV Chapter 
54 of the Disabled American 
Veterans and Post 711 of the 
American Legion of the Kern 
Valley. Mr. Lehman passed away 
April 17 at the U.S. Veterans 
Hospital in Fresno after a long 
illness. 

He is preceded in death by his 
wife Esther deceased in 1978 and 
survived by his stepson Donald 
Brown and wife Dorothy of Lake 
Isabella and grandson Donald. 

Stuart Lehman was a U.S. 
Navy veteran of both WW I and 
WW n. He had held officer posts 
in all of tlie Veteran organiza- 
tions of the Kern Valley includ- 
ing American Veterans of WWI, 
now inactive due to the loss of 
members due to age. It is believed 
that Stuart Lehman was the last 
surviving member of that organi- 
zation. 



Beulah M. Sandberg 

Beulah Sandberg of Wofford 
Heights passed away at home on 
April 5. 

She is preceded in death by 
her husband Kenneth Sandberg 
deceased in 1967 and survived by 
her daughters Louise Mclntyre 
of Wofford Heights, Wanda 
Lynch of Merriam, Kansas, 
Shirley Herrick of Littleton, 
Colorado; sister Evelyn Ward of 
Alexandria, Louisiana; brother 
Raphael; 13 grandchildren and 
many great-grandchildren. 

Beulah Sandberg was retired 
from the U.S. Civil Service and 
had worked for the U.S. Army 
Hospital at Fort Logan, Colorado. 
She had been a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past 12 years. 

Born Nov. 6, 1903 in 
Amaudville, Louisiana, Beulah 
Marcelene Sandberg was 87 years 
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May 1, 1991 

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Lawrence Beach 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Thursday, April 25 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
Lawrence "Larry" Beach of 
Bodfish. Officiating were chap- 
lainsoftheU.S.NavyChinaLake, 
KRV Post 7665 and DAV chap- 
ter 54. Mr. Beach passed away 
April 22 at the Kern Valley Hos- 
pital, Mt. Mesa. 

He is survived by his wife of 
45 years Pauline Beach; daughter 
Sherry Lynn Goodrich and hus- 
band Charles of Montana; 
daughter Kathy Ann Bauch of 
Texas; granddaughters Christine, 
Jenny and Kimberly. 

Larry Beach was retired after 
nearly 30 years of active duty 
with the U.S. Navy "Seabees". 
He served during WW H, Korea 
and two tours of duty in Vietnam. 
Larry Beach was a Mason and a 
member of the Masonic Blue 
Lodge, the Lake Isabella Shrine 
Club. He was a member of the 
Kern Valley Search and Rescue 
where he held the rank of Lieu- 
tenant. Larry was also a member 
of St. John the Baptist Lodge No. 
12. 

He was a member of both the 
VFW and the DAV. 

Born Sept. 6. 1922 in Allen, 
Allegheny County, New York, 
Lawrence Henry Beach was 68 
years of age. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary of Lake Isabella. 
Military honors rendered at the 
Mortuary Chapel by U.S. Naval 
Honor Guard and memorial team 
from NWC China Lake. 



Rubye Mae Shrode 

A funeral service was held 
Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m. at 
the First Church of the Nazarene 
in Lake Isabella for Rubye Mae 
Shrode of Lake Isabella. Offici- 
ating was Oren Ice. Interment 
followed Friday, April 26 at Rose 
Hills Whittier, CA. 

Rubye was born Oct. 30, 1 897 
in San Marcos, Texas and died 
April 20 in Bakersficld. She was 
93 years old. She is survived by 
her sons Elton Shrode of Lake 
Isabella; Bob Shrode of Lake 
Isabella; daughters Nelda Bartell 
of Lake Isabella, Marcclla Moore 
of Lake Isabella; brother Tom 
Hacker of Chico; sisters Grace 
Gunstream of Washington, 
Zulema Kopitzki of Ontario; 12 
grandchildren, 27 great grand- 
children and four great- great 
grandchildren. Rubye was a 25 
year resident of the Kern Valley. 



Eugenia Mary Snooks 

A Mass for the repose of the 
soul ofEugenia Mary Snooks was 
celebrated Friday, April 26 at the 
St. Jude Parish Catholic Church. 
Celebrant of the mass was Mon- 
signor Anthony G. Herdegen, 
Pastor of the St. Jude Parish. 
Mrs. Snooks passed away April 
22 at Memorial Hospital. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band Walter of ML Mesa; sons 
Neil of Buena Park, Michael of 
Chino, Steven of Riverside; 
daughter Nancy of Los Angeles; 
brother Earl Cote of Michigan; 
sisters Doris De vore of Rorida, 
Ruth Muir of Florida; eight 
grandchildren and two great- 
grandchildren. 

Euginia Mary Snooks was a 
member ofthc grandmothers Club 
and had been a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past 1 3 years. 
Born Oct. 5, 1919 in Massachu- 
setts. Mrs. Snooks was 71 years 
of age. Cremation arrangements 
of Valley Mortuary of Lake 
Isabella. 



Homer Bradley 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Saturday April 20 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel Lake 
Isabella for Homer Bradley of 
Lake Isabella. Officiating was 
Rev. Deryl Lackey, pastor of the 
Mountain View Southern Baptist 
Church, Lake Isabella. Mr. Brad- 
ley passed away at home on April 
17. He is survived by his wife of 
47 years Maryella of Lake 
Isabella; daughters Kathy of 
Bakersfield and Judy of 
Gainesville, Florida; two sister, 
Alice Jones and Norma Kessler 
both reside in Derby, Kansas, 
Homer Bradley was a machinist 
who during WW II, worked for 
Boeing airplane company in 
Wichita, Kansas building bomb- 
ers. 

Homer Bradley was a mem- 
ber of the Mt. View Southern 
Baptist Church and a resident of 
the Kern Valley for the past 1 1 
years. Born April 16. 1913 in 
Hugo, Lincoln County, Colorado. 
Homer Bradley was 78 years of 
age. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. Interment of 
cremated remains at the Kern 
Valley Cemetery, Wofford 
Heights. 



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Samuel P. Adams 

A funeral service was conducted 
Thursday, May 2 at the Church of 
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Mt. 
Mesa for Samuel Plezzie "Sam" 
Adams of Bodfish. Officiating were 
officers of the Kern River Valley 
Masonic Lodge No 827 with eulogy 
and prayers by Bishop Fred Hartwell 
and family members. Mr. Adams 
passed away April 2cS at Mercy Hos- 
pital, Bakcrsficld. 

He IS survived by lus wiic of 56 
years Tolbcrt Leah 'Toby" Adams of 
Bodfish; sons John Robcn Adajns of 
Canyon Country, Keith Adiuns of 
Bakersfield, Samuel Jr. of Whitticr, 
William "Bill" Adams of Lake 
Isabella; 17 grandchildren and 17 
great-grandchildren; brother Brady 
Adams of Phoenix City, Alabama; 
sister Goldie Lavcll of Millbrook, 
Alabama. 

Sam Adams wai a well known 
locksmith for many years in the Kem 
River Valley. Operating as "Adams 
LocksniiLh", a business that is sail 
operating by his son Bill. Prior to 
moving to the Kem Valley, Sam 
Adams worked for more than 33 years 
for the Southern Pacific Railway; re- 
tiring as a yardsmaster of the Los 
Neitos Rail Yard in Santa Fe Springs, 
moving to the Kem River Valley, he 
served as secretary of the KR V Golf 
Club for 8 years. Sam was a member 
of KRV Masonic Lodge No .827, the 
Bakersfield Scottish Rite tx)dies and 
the LDS church of Mt. Mesa. He was 
a WW II veteran of the U.S. Navy. 

Born April 10, 1918 in Colum- 
bus, Muskogee County, Georgia, 
Samuel Plezzie Adains was 73 years 
of age. Intcnnent at the Kem Valley 
cemetery with graveside prayers and 
dedication by Keith Adains and Doug 
England. ArrangeincnLs by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Algier Harris 

A luneraJ sen. icc was conducted 
Saturday. .Apnl 27 at the Mt. View 
Southern Bapiisi Church, Lake 
Isabella for .Jvlgicx ■■,'\l" Hanris of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was Rev. Deryl 
Lackey, pastor. Mr. Hams passed 
away April 27 at the Alliance Me- 
morial Hospital in Bakersfield. 

He IS sui-vned by his brothers 
Marvin of Housion. tcxas, Carl of 
Bell G.u-deiis, Gciic of Mi. Mesa; son 
Craig of Wi^ainsin; grandsons Mat- 
thew and Joe of West AUis, Wiscon- 
sin and niece Donna Hams of Lake 
Isabella. 

For the past nine years, Algier 
Harris had worked as a volunteer 
kitchen worker for the Kem River 
Valley senior nuhntion pri)grajn at the 
senior center He received numerous 
awards for his more than 8,000 hours 
of volunteer labor. He was a member 
of the Mt. View Southcm Baptist 
Church, the Sideband Club and the 
NRA. 

Bom Feb. 22, 1919 in Troup, 
Texas, Algier Lee Hams was 76 years 
old. Inienneni at the Kem Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Monuary. 



Mamie Lillio 

A Mass of Christian bunal was 
celebrated Friday, May 3 at the St. 
Jude Parish Catholic Church in 
Wofford Heights for Mamie LiUio of 
Kernville. Celebrant of the Mass was 
Rev. Monsignor Anthony Herdegen, 
Pastor of the St. Jude Parish. Mrs. 
Lillio passed away May 1 at the Kem 
Valley Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husbandJoscpb deceased in 1970 and 
survived by her son Joseph of Granada 
Hills; daughters Arlene "Lee" 
Vradenburg of Kernville, Joanne 
Brainford of San Diego; 12 grand- 
children and 19 great-grandchildren. 
Mamie was a member of the St. Jude 
Parish Catholic church and was an 
active member of the St. Jude Altar 
Society. She had been aresident for 21 
years of the Valley. Bom Feb. 4, 1904 
in Los Angles, Mamie Llillio was 87 
years of age. 

Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery with graveside blessing by 
Monsignor Herdegen. Arrangements: 
Valley mortuary. 



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Ida Spencer 

A Mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated Monday, May 6 at the St. 
Jude Parish Catholic church for Ida 
Spencer of Mt. Mesa. Celebrant of the 
Mass was Rev. Monsignor Anthony 
Hcrdegen, Pastor of St. Jude Parish. 

Mrs. Spencer passed away May 2 
at home following long illness. 

She is sur\'ivcd by her husband of 
23 years Ajnbrose W. "Spence" 
Spencer. Ida was retired from San 
Dimas Unified School District. 

Bom Oct. 7, 1905inObenhauser, 
Gennany, Dia Keller Spencer was 85 
years of age. Interment at ihe HillcTest 
Memorial Park , Bakcrsfield. Ar- 
rangements, Valley Monu;iry. 



Harriett Hatlestad 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted Thursday, May 2 at the KRV 
Elks Lodge, Wofford Heights for 
Hanict K. Hatlesiad of Wofford 
Heights. Mrs. H.iilcM;id passed away 
Apnl 25 at the Pacilic Regency Con- 
valescent Hospiial, B;tkersfield 

She is survived by her husband 
Harold of Wofford Heights; sons Mike 
GilmanofWashington.JameKimpton 
of Corona; three grandchildren and 
one great grandchild. 

Hamelt was a registered nurse 
who worked at Kern Valley Hospital 
as chief nurse of the emergency room. 
ShewasamemlvrofihcLadiesofthe 
Elks. 

Born Dec. 4, 1916 in Canon City, 
Colorado, Hamei Kimpton Hatlesltad 
was 74 years of age. Cremation ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Doris Heath 

A funeral sei'vice was conducted 
at ifie Memorial Chapel of the Golden 
Gale United Slates National Cem- 
elei-y San Bruno, California for Doris 
Heath of Lake Isabella. Mrs. Heath 
passed away April 28 at the San 
Joaquin Community Hospital 
BakersHeld. Officiating at the service 
was Joel Astor. 

Mrs. Heath is preceded in death 
by her husband Master Sergeant Roy 
Heath deceased in 1960 and survived 
by her sister Lulu Morris of Lake 
Isabella, step daughter Pat Ross of 
Oregon, nephew Gene Shorb of 
Hiawatha, Kansas, Doris Heath was a 
member of the travel club known as 
"Loners on Wheels". She had been a 
resident of the Kem Valley for the 
past two years. 

Born Feb. 2, 1906 in Hiawatha, 
Brown County, Kansas, Doris Ethel 
Heath was 85 years of age. Arrange- 
ments by Valley Mortuary. 



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John Edward Boland 

A memorial service was held 
Friday, May 10 al the Kern Val- 
ley moose Lodge in Lake Isabella 
for John Edward Boland, 73, of 
Wofford Heights. Officiating 
were the officers of the Moose 
Lodge No 498. 

Mr Boland was born Dec. 
15. 1917 in Tonawanda, New 
York and died May 6 in Mt. Mesa. 

He IS survived by his wife of 
.■^4 years Phyllis Boland ol' 
WolTord Heights, his sons Jotin 
Wayne Boland of Buffalo, New 
York, Richard Prosser of Texas, 
daughter Carol Ely of Wofford 
Heights and five great grandchil- 
dren. Mr Boland was a member 
of the Moose Lodge 498 and 1 1 
year resident of the Kern Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Donald EugeneTravers 

Private services were held lor 
Donald Eugene Travers of 
Wcldon. Mr Travers was born 
Dec. .S. \')21 in Hollywood, CA 
and died May 8 in Bakersfield. 
He was 63 years old. 

He is survived by his son 
Mitchell Travers of Weldon; 
brother Ernest Travers of Lake 
Isabella. Mr. Travers was a 22 
year resident of the Kern Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley 
.MiHiuai V. 



Hans Ernest Rau 

A memorial service was held 
Friday, May 10 for Hans Ernest 
RauofKernville.Officiatingwcre 
officers of the Elks Lodge 2358. 
Mr. Rau was born April 3, 1910 
in Germany and died May 2 in 
Kernville al his residence. He was 
81 years old. He emigrated to this 
counir> at ilic age ol 14 and be- 
came a cili/jii as a uiuiig adult 
Hans spent 1 1 >ears in the U.S. 
Army, joining at the imset ol 
WWII. His army career saw him 
attain the rank of Sgt. and al- 
lowed him many assignments as 
an agent of the CID, but his love 
was photography. He became 
General McArthur's staff pho- 
tographer and many of his photos 
were published in Life Magazine. 

Alter heleltliieartny in 1953, 
Hans became a cartographer for 
Fairchild Aerial in Los .Angeles. 
His career spanned assignments 
with several surveying and engi- 
neering firms until his retirement 
from Teletlvne Gcotromcs in 
Dec. 1972 ' 

He IS survived by hjs former 
wife Barbara Kritzer of Banning, 
brother Henry in New York and 
niece Barbara Parker of 
Montebello. He also leaves fam- 
ily in Eurofie. Arrangements by 
Vallev Moriuarv 



Gladys V. Cunningham 

A gra\ cMdc service was held 
may 8 at the Kern Valley Cem- 
etery in Wofford Heights for 
Gladys Virginia Cunningham of 
Wofford Heights. Officiating was 
pastor Jack Dillev of the Kern 
Valley Bible church. 

Mrs Cunningham was born 
July 12, 1921 m .Mineral Wells. 
Texas she u ,is ov years old. 

She IS survived by her hus- 
band ol 52 years James 
CunninghamofWofford Heights; 
son Curtis Cunni ngham of Joshua 
Tree, brother George Ensey of 
Bodfish, sisters Evelyn Baker of 
Washington. Elizabeth Watson 
of Texas, grandsons Kelly Smith. 
Craig Cunningham. Kcven 
Cunningham great grandson 
Cameron Smith. Honorary pall 
bearers were Ken Davis. John 
Dean. Ben Reed. Don Murdock. 
Dave Hardv. Sherman James 



James D. Sharp 

Private services were held for 
James Shiirpof Wofford Heights. 
Mr. Sharp was born July 1 6. 1 905 
in Elk Valley Tennessee and died 
May 4 in Bakersfield. He was S5 
years old. 

He IS survived by his wile 
RuthofWofford Heights son Ron 
SharpofCovina, 2 grandchildren 
and 2 great grandchildren. 4 sis- 
ters and 1 brother of Marion, 
Texas. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Moriuarv. 



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Vivian V. Johnson 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Thursday May 16 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isabella for Vivian Johnson of 
Bodfish. Officiating were offic- 
ers of the KRV Chapter 643 Or- 
der of the Eastern Star. Mrs. 
Johnson passed away May 13 at 
the St. Mary's Hospital Medical 
Center in Long Beach. 

She is preceded in death by 
her first husband Oscar Hansen, 
deceased in 1973 and second 
husband Melvin Johnson de- 
ceasedin 1982. Vivianissurvived 
by her daughter and son in law 
Peggy and Jack Marks of Cypress, 
son and daughter in law Walter 
and Jackie Hansen of Missouri, 
grandchildren Jana and Adam 
Hansen, Dirk and Donna Marks, 
step grandchildren Susan and 
Daryl Johnson: sister and brother 
Mildred Hudson and M.D. Kite. 

Vivian was a member of the 
Eagles Auxiliary, Bodfish 
Beamers, Douglas EI Segundo 
Rod and Gun Club and Order of 
Eastern Star. She was retired from 
McDonnell Douglas Corp where 
she worked as a telephone op- 
erator for more than 30 years. 

Vivian had worked as hostess 
for the Paradise Cove Restaurant 
for nearly 10 years before finally 
retiring. 

Born Nov. 16. 1909 in Lin- 
coln, Nebraska, where she at- 
tended teacher's college, Vivian 
Velma Johnson was 81 years of 
age. 

Interment at the Kern Valley 
where graveside eulogy and 
prayers were delivered by Bo 
Williams, Dirk Marks and Betty 
Costa. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 

Memorial donations to the 
American Cancer Society in 
memory of Vivian Johnson will 
be greatly appreciated by her 
fantily. 



Francis Bernice DeGaynor 

A graveside service was held 
Tuesday, May 14 at the Kern 
Valley cemetery for Francis 
Bernice DeGaynor of Weldon. 
Officiating was pastor John Car- 
penter of the First church of the 
Nazarene in Lake Isabella. 

Mrs. DeGaynor was born Dec 
7, 1907 in Wisconsin and died 
May 10 in Mt Mesa. She was 83 
years old. She is survived by her 
friends Tom and Rcba Landrum 
of Weldon. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary 



James Sharp 

James D. (Charlie) Sharp was 
born July 16, 1905 in Elk Valley. 
Tennessee and died on May 5 at 
the San Joaquin Hospital in 
Bakersfield. 

His father homesteaded land 
inNew Mexico in 1912. bringing 
his family to live in New Mexico. 
Charlie served a four year ap- 
prenticeship in machine welding 
with the Santa Fc Railroad Co. 
He later opened his own machine 
shop in El Monic, which turned 
into a 20 year business. He worked 
in a defense plant during WWII. 

Charlie met and married Ruth 
Loy in 1929 and had one son 
Ronald. 

Charlie is survived by a sister 
Effie Little of Fresno, Ella Glenn 
of Texas, Flo Murray of Home- 
land and Irene Stanfield of New 
Mexico; brother Marian Sharp, 
of Texas and one brother in law, 
Guy Oakes of La Habra and two 
granddaughters, a great grand- 
daughter and great grandson. 

Charlie was a member of the 
Baptist Church in Lake Isabella 
and charter member of the Dam 
Dancers for 26 years. He was 
active until recently. 



Esther Thelma French 

A memorial service was held 
Saturday, May 1 1 at 2 p.m. at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
Esther ThelmaFrench of Bodfish. 
Officiating were the officers of 
the VFW Auxiliary. 

Mrs. French was born Aug. 
17, 1915inPennsylvaniaanddied 
May 3 in Mt. Mesa. She was 75 
years old. 

She is survived by her daugh- 
terSandraBoxleyof Bakersfield. 
Interment will be at the U.S. 
National Cemetery, Riverside 
with her husband. 

Mrs. French was a 20 year 
resident of the Kern Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 

Herbert Guyse 

A memorial service will be 
conducted Wednesday, May 22 
at 10 a.m at the First Baptist 
Church of Lake Isabella for 
Herbert Guyse of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating will be Rev. David 
Snow, Pastor. 

Mr. Guyse passed away May 
14 at home following illness. 

He is survived by his wife of 
21 years, Eihcl of Lake Isabella; 
stepdaughter Janet McBride of 
La Mirada; sister Naomi Barrett 
of Los Angeles. Herb Guyse was 
a Master .Mason and a member of 
the Masonic Lodge of 
Westchester. He was a member 
of the 55 plus club and First 
Baptist Church of Lake Isabella. 
During WWII, Herb served with 
the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Born May 25, 1912 in Bill- 
ings, Yellowstone County, 
Montana, Herbert William was 
78 years of age. 

Interment of cremated re- 
mains at the Melrose Abbey 
Memorial Park, Anaheim. Cre- 
mation arrangements by Valley 
Monuary. 



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Blanche C. Turner 

A memorial service was 
conducted at the VVcldon Baptist 
Church on Saturday, May 25 for 
Blanche C. Turner of Fresno 
formerly of the Kern Valley. 
Officiating was Rev. J. P. 
■■Robbie" Robinson, pastor. Mrs. 
Turner passed away May 15 at 
the Fresno Communily Hospital. 
She is survived by sons Bill 
GoolsbyofGcorgia. RodClaridge 
of Fresno. Chuck Turner of 
Thousand Oaks. David Turner of 
Camino. daughter Laurie Nicely 
of Linton. Indian, brothers Leroy 
Smith of Oregon. Richard Smith 
of Duncan ville, Texas; sisters Kay 
Jones and Margaret Barnett both 
of Bakersfield; 11 grandchildren 
and four great-grandchildren. 

Blanche was a member of the 
Weldon Baptist Church. Born 
July 17. 1918 in Texas. Blanche 
C. Turner was 72 years of age. 

Interment of cremated re- 
mains at the Kern Valley Cem- 
etery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 

Alices. Osborn 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted graveside at ilie Kern River 
Valley Cemetery Wofford 
Heights for Alice Rosemary 
Osborn of Kernville. Officialing 
was Rev. Monsignor Anthony 
Herdegen, pastor of St. Jude 
Parish Catholic Church. Mrs. 
Osborn passed away May 21 at 
Mercy Hospital. Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band of 46 years Clifford of 
Kernville; sons Cliflord '■Skip"' 
Osborn of Tchachapi. Roy 
Osborn of Agua Dulce, grand- 
daughters Christina. Marlcnaand 
Heather; sister Helen Sweet of 
Lake Isabella. .-Mice was a 
member of the Clandiggers 
Gcneology Club and wrote the 
Clandiggers articles that appeared 
in the Sun. Born Sept. 23. 1924 in 
Driscoll. North Dakota, Alice 
Osborn was 66 years of age. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Audrey Love 

A memorial service was 
conducted graveside at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery, Wofford 
Heights for Audrey Love of 
Wofford Heights. Officiating 
were officers of KRV Post 711 
American Legion. Post 7665 
Veterans of Foreign Wars and 
Chapter54ofDisablcd American 
Veterans. 

Audrey, known lo her friends 
and family as '■.Mic" passed away 
May 16 ai the U.S. Veterans 
Administration Hospital. Prayers 
and eulogy were presented by 
Rev. Floyd Castillo, pastor of the 
Highland Chapel. United Meth- 
odist Church. 

She is survived by sisters 
Mary Brady of Danville. PA; 
Gloria Davics of Santa Maria, 
Ca; LucilleMulligan of Wofford 
Heights; favorite nieces Melanie 
Kirk ofShady Cove. OR; Roberta 
Scibof Portcrville; Anne Collier 
of Chino Hills and Mary Collier 
of Walnut; Godson Mark 
Clements ofCrcsceni City as well 
as numerous other ncices and 
nepnews. 

Audrey Love was a WW II 
veteran and a member and former 
Adjutant (if American Legion 
Post 711a member of the Eagles 
Auxiliary. Womenof the Moose, 
KRV C.Bcr's and former mem- 
ber of the Douglas El Segundo 
Rod & Gun Club 

Born June 6. 1921 in River- 
side, Pennsylvania.Audrey Love 
was 69 years of age. 



Ruben Anthony Arias 

Ruben Arias passed away 
May 16 in Los Angeles, follow- 
ing a long illness. He was a 20 
year resident of the Kern Valley, 
and a 1977 graduate of Kern 
Valley High School. 

Born March 26. 1959 in 
Gardena. he was 32 years old. 

Survivors include his father 
and mother Frank and Virginia 
Arias of Bodfish; daughter. Liebra 
Arias of Bodfish; brother Rudy 
Arias of Covina; sisters Celia 
Dominguezof Riverside. Frances 
Anthony of Ridgecrest. Virginia 
Huggins of Tehachapi. Ester 
Flemings of Hanford; six nieces 
and six nephews. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Zook Mortuary, Monrovia. 






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Willis"Lanky"Lankford 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Friday, May 31 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isabella for W.E. "Lanky" 
Lankford of Lake Isabella. Offi- 
ciating were officers of KRV Post 
7665 Veterans of Foreign Wars 
(VFW); with eulogy and prayers 
by Bishop Gordon Smith. Church 
of Jesus Christ of Later Day 
Saints. Mr. Lankford passed away 
at home May 28 following illness. 

He is survived by his wife 
Imogene of Lake Isabella; 
daughter and son in law Sharon 
and Gordon Smith of Oregon; 
daughter and son in law Carla 
and Neil Larsen of Washington; 
son James Lankford of Califor- 
nia; sister Melba Banks of 
Stillwater, OK; grandchildren 
Brittany, GarctI, Morgan, Erin, 
Jennifer, James and Ann Marie. 

Lanky was a WW II veteran 
of the U.S. Marine Corps who 
served in the South Pacific. He 
was retired from the Los Angeles 
Police Dept. after 26 years of 
service mainly in the Hollywood 
Division. Lanky was a member 
of the Moose, Eagles and a life 
member of the VFW. 

He had been a resident of the 
Kern River Valley for the past 13 
years. Born Jan. 15, 1921 in 
Lorena, Texas, Willis Eurskin 
Lankford was 70 years of age. 



Robert Tucker 

A memorial service was 
conducted Wednesday, May 29 
at the Valley Chapel in Lake 
Isabella for Robcn Tucker of 
Southlake. Officiating was Rev. 
James Lee, Pastor of the Valley 
Community church in Lake 
Isabella. Mr. Tuckerpassedaway 
May 25 at the San Joaquin 
Community Hospital in Bakers- 
field. He is survived by his wife 
Lorena of Southlake; sons 
Michael Tucker of Ridgccrcst, 
Bruce Miller of Canada, Michael 
Miller of Wofford Heights; 
daughters Nancy of Simi Valley. 
Valerie of Santa Barbara, Diane 
of Simi Valley and Laurie also of 
Simi Valley and 18 grandchiU 
dren; one brother Frank Tucker 
of Riverside. 

Bob Tucker was a Korean War 
veteran of the U.S. Navy and a 
member of the Moose. He was a 
civil engineer, whose firm R.N. 
Tucker and Associates of 
Ridgecrest engineered many of 
the public buildings in Eastern 
Kern County including many of 
the churches. 

Born May 23, 1934 in Seattle, 
Washington, Robert Nathan 
Tucker was 57 years of age. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Thelma Bennett 

A memorial service was held 
at 1 1 a.m. Wednesday, May 29 in 
the Kern Valley Masonic Temple 
in Kernville for Thelma Bennett, 
77, of Mt. Mesa, who passed away 
May 25 at her home. Officiating 
were officers of KR V chapter 643, 
Order of Eastern Star. 

She was born Nov. 29. 1913 
at Maricopa, CA where she at- 
tended school through high 
school. She attended USC and 
went to work for the Taft Union 
High School and College District, 
where she worked for 30 years. 
She met her husband Bill in 1954 
in Taft and Ihcy were married 
Sept. 8, 1956. 

She was a member and past 
Matron of the KRV Chapter 643, 
Order of the Eastern Star and a 
past president of Homitau 
Chapter, OrderofGoldenSlipper. 
She is survived by her husband 
Bill and four step children and 
their families. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 

Memorial donations may be 
made to the J. Clifford Lee Me- 
morial Cancer Fund or the 
Knights Tcinplare Eye Founda- 
tion. 



Jules Arguin 

A memorial service was 
conducted Tuesday, May 28 at 
the Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa for 
Jules Arguin of Southlake. Offi- 
ciating were officers of KRV 
Eagles Aerie 3156. Mr. Arguin 
passed away at home May 23 
following illness. He is survived 
by his wife Denise of Southlake, 
brothers Maurice, Real, Claude, 
all of Montreal, Canada; brother 
Denis of El Cajon, brother Roger 
of Santa Ana, sister Estelle 
Frabisilio of Lake Isabella, 
mother Juliette Arguin of 
Montreal. 

Jules was a veterans of the 
Canadian Armed Forces and 
worked as a meat cutter for the 
James Station Store in Southlake. 
Born Aug. 8, 1933 in Quebec, 
Canada, Jules Joseph Gean- 
Charles Arguin was 57 years of 
age. Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Bud Adams 

A memorial service was 
cdnducted Tuesday June 4 at the 
KRV Elks Lodge, Wofford 
Heights for Theodore Pershing 
"Bud" Adams of Wofford 
Heights. Officiating were offic- 
ers of KRV Elks Lodge 2358 
BPOE. Mr. Adams passed away 
May 3 1 at Kern Valley Hospital, 
Mt. Mesa. He is survived by his 
sister Helen Gonnella of Wofford 
Heights and brother Morris 
Adams of Kissamcc, Florida. 

Bom Dec. 1, l918inSt. Louis, 
Missouri, Theodore "Bud" 
Adams was 72 years of age. 

Scattering of cremated re- 
mains in the scattering garden of 
the Kern Valley cemetery. 




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Elizabeth 
Crowder 

Graveside service was held 
Friday, June 7 at Kern Valley 
Cemetery for Elizabeth Anna 
Crowder, 76, who passed away 
June 3. Jerry Ruff, pastor of the 
Foursquare Family Life Church 
olUciatcd. 

Eli/.aheth was born March 25, 
1915 in Bakersfield to William 
and Adclme (Petersen) Fugitt. 
early Kern Valley pioneering 
families. She attended grade 
school at Isabella and graduated 
from Bakersfield High School. 

Elizabeth's life was spent 
caring for her family and many 
friends who were alone or ill. Her 
love for her entire family was 
always in her heart wiihoul the 
necessity of words, as was the 
love of her family lor her. Bingo 
was one of her favorite past times 
and she spent many hours en- 
joying it with friends. 

Elizabeth was preceded in 
death by her husband, M.L.. sis- 
ter Mildred Stubblelield and 
grand.son Doug Crowder. Eliza- 
beth is survived by three sons and 
iheir wives. Bob and Lois. Don 
and Marty of Bakerslield Ron 
and Carole of Kcrnvillc; sister 
and brother in law, Adeline and 
Harvey Malonc of Kcrnville; 
grandchildren. Brad and Ronnie 
Crowder. Crissy Schweitzer of 
Bakersfield and Beverly Krelzcrs 
ol Ojai; SIX great grandchildren 
and cniiiUless relatives and 
friends. 

If desired, donations may be 
made to the American Cancer 
Society in lieu of (lowers. 



George Hart 

A memorial service was 
conducied Saturday. June X ai ihc 
Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
George Hariof Mt. Mesa. Prayers 
and eulogy were delivered by 
family and friends. Mr. flari 
passed away June 4 at home Inl- 
lowing illness. 

He IS preceded m deatli by 
son George T. Han deceased in 
August, 1988. Mr. Hart is sur- 
vived by daughter Leslie May 
Picton of Simi Valley; sister 
Margaret Dixon of Torrance; 
brother Leroy Hart of Wagy Flats; 
mother Frances Pearl Lobush of 
Torrance and two grandsons, 
George M. Hart was a WW II 
veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was 
a member of KKRV Moose No. 
948. Born Dec. 30, 1925 in Los 
Angeles, George Marvin Han was 
65 years of age. 

Inlerment of cremated re- 
mains at the Rose Hills Memorial 
Park Cemetery. Whitticr. Cre- 
mation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Joe Stith 

A memorial service will be 
conducted Saturday. June 22 at 
noon at the United Methodist 
Church in Weldon for Joseph 
"Joe" Stith of Weldon. Mr. Stith 
passed away at home June 11 
following illness. He is survived 
by his wife Frances "Francy" of 
Weldon: parents James and Nettie 
Stith of Lake Isabella; daughter 
Joleen of Weldon and a student at 
Kern Valley High: sons Steven of 
Hcmct, Joseph and daughter in 
law Vicki of West Jordan, Utah; 
granddaughter Britny of Utah and 
grandson Cameron of Utah. 

Joe Stith operated a trucking 
company in the Los Angeles area 
before moving to the Kern Valley. 
He had been a valley resident for 
the past live years. 

Born Jan. 31, 1938 in 
Kcwance, Henry County. Illinois, 
Joseph Edward Stith was 53 years 
of age. 

Interment of cremated re- 
mains at the Kern Valley Cem- 
etery. Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



William Kelley 

A memorial service was 
conducted Tuesday June 18 at the 
Masonic Temple Kernvillc for 
William Kelley of Lake Isabella. 
01 ficialing were ofticers of KR V 
Masonic Lodge. No 827. 

Mr. Kelley passed away June 
8 at Memorial Hospital in 
Bakers fie Id. 

He is survived by his wife of 
5 1 years Annie of Lake Isabella. 
William Kelley was a U.S. Navy 
veteran of WW 11. He was a 
Master Mason and a member of 
the Scottish Rite. Born June 14, 
1908 in Bowie, Texas, William 
Maxwell Kelley was 82. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



James T. Brisbois 

A Mass of Christian burial 
was celebrated at the St. Jude 
Parish Catholic church, Wofford 
Heights on Friday, June 14 for 
James Brisbois of Kernville. 
Celebrant of the mass was Rev. 
Monsignor A.G. Hcrdegen, Pas- 
tor of the St. Jude Parish. Mr. 
Brisbois passed away June 10 at 
home. 

He is survived by his wife of 
34 years Dalma of Kernville, 
parents Herb and Anne Brisbois 
of Michigan; sons Herb of San 
Fernando Valley and Doug also 
of San Fernando Valley; daugh- 
ters Diane and Debra; brothers 
Bob and Richard, both of Michi- 
gan; sisters Maryann Sennett of 
Florida. Jane Vaill, Kate LaBute 
and Helen Lorencc all of Michi- 
gan. 

Jim Brisbois was a U.S. Air 
Force veteran who served during 
the Korean Contlict. He was re- 
tired from the Los Angeles Police 
Department where he worked in 
the vehicle repair section. He had 
been a resident of the Kern Val- 
ley for the past 10 years. 

BornMay 15,1928inDetroit, 
Wayne County, Michigan, James 
Thomas Brisbois was 63. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Justina Pankratz 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Saturday, June 15 at the 
First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella for Justina Pankratz of 
Mt. Mesa. Officiating was Rev. 
David Snow, pastor. 

Mrs. Pankratz passed away 
June 10 at Kern Medical Center 
in Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band John of Mt. Mesa; daughter 
Norma Mendenhall of Arizona; 
sons Leslie of Washington, Jim 
of Sacramento, OUieof Van Nuys. 
Justina was preceded in death by 
daughter Lillian; two brothers 
Jake of Michigan and Abe 
Schierling of Rorida, who are 
Mennonite Missionaries; two 
sisters Agnes and Mary both of 
Oklahoma; grandchildren and 
great grandchildren. 

Born Sept. 18, 1905 in 
Medford. Grant County, Okla- 
homa, Justina Pankratz was 85 
years of age. 

Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Elaine L. Schnorr 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Friday June 21 at the 
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 
Church Lake Isabella for Elaine 
Schnorr of Weldon, ofllcialing 
was Rev. Louis Fabri/ius. Paster. 

Mrs. Schnorr passed away 
June 1 6 at the emergency room of 
the Kern Valley Hospital after 
being suddenly stricken by a heart 
attack at the home of a friend. She 
is survived by her Daughter 
Darlenc Turner of Norco, Sons 
Robert of Norco, Gerald of 
Washington State, seven grand- 
children and one great-grandchild. 
Elaine is preceded in death by her 
husband Clifford deceased Sept. 
25. 1975. 

Born Jan. 26. 192 I in Brown 
County. So. Dakota. Elaine Louise 
Schnorr was 70 years of age. In- 
terment at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangement: Valley 
Mortuary of Lake Isabella. 

Dorothy B. Wood 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Saturday June 22 at the 
United Methodist Church 
Kernville for Dorothy Wood of 
Wofford Heights. Officiating was 
Rev. Fred Baker. Pastor. 

Mrs. Wood passed away June 
19 at the Memorial Hospital in 
Bakersficld. She is survived by 
her Daughter. Loretta Drotl of 
Orange, Crystal Jordan of Santa 
Barbara. Son George R. Wood III 
of Piano, Texas, nine grandchil- 
dren and six great-grandchildren. 

Dorothy was a member of the 
Order of the Eastern Star. 
Grandmothers Club. El Segundo 
Rod & Gun Club and Ladies of 
the Elks. Donations to The Dor- 
othy Wood Memorial c/o 
Westmont College Santa Barbara, 
CA 93108 will be greatly ap- 
preciated. Interment at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery. Ar- 
rangements: Valley Mortuary, 
Lake Isabella. 



Walter Loucks 

Walter Loucks, a long time 
resident of Lake Isabella died on 
May 22 in La Habra. He was born 
Oct. 15. 1913. 

He is survived by his wife and 
daughter, three grandchildren and 
eight great grandchildren. 

Paul F. Vehlewald 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted graveside at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery Wofford 
Heights for Paul P. Vehlewald of 
Wofford Heights. Officiating was 
Rev. Floyd Castillo. Pastor of the 
Highland Chapel United Meth- 
odist Church. Lake Isabella. 

Mr. Vehlewald passed away 
June 17 at the Kern Valley Hos- 
pital Mt. Mesa. He is survived by 
his wile of 53 years Viola of 
Wofford Heights, son Donald and 
daughter in law Pat of Kernville. 
Brother Ollie of Southlake and 
two grandchildren. 

Paul Vehlewald was a mem- 
ber of the Elks. Moose. Eagles 
and Senior Citizens. Born July 
12. 1910 in Pershing. Missouri. 
Paul Frederick Vehlewald was 80 
years of age. 

Interment at the Kern River 
Cemetery. Memorial luncheon 
provided for faniily and friends at 
the KRV Elks Lodge by the La- 
dies of the Elks following the 
graveside service. Arrangements: 
Valley Mortuary. Lake Isabella. 



Clyde Patrick McGuire 

A funeral service was held 
Monday, June 24 at the Assembly 
of God church in North Fork, 
California for Clyde McGuire of 
North Fork. Officiafing was pas- 
tor David Wilson. 

McGuire passed away June 
1 8 at S t. Agnes Hospital i n Fresno. 
He is survived by his mother. 
Lloree Knowles, longtime resi- 
dent of Kernville, now of North 
Fork; sister Robin Ryan of North 
Fork; brother Jim McGuire of 
Kernville and two sons, Todd and 
Danny McGuire of Medford, Or- 
egon. 

He was a resident of Kernville 
for many years and was known 
for his musical talents and as 
founder of the Venice-based 
country blues band, the 
Canalagators. 

Born July 3, 1938 in Los 
Angeles. Clyde McGuire was 52 
years old. Interment at North Fork 
Cemetery. 



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Lawrence G. Kent 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted graveside in the Old Kern 
River Valley Cemetary in 
Wofford Heights tor Lawrence 
G. Kent. 83, of Walker Basin on 
June 25. 

OtTiciating was Rev. Tom 
Allred, pastor of the Twin Oaks 
Community Church inTwin Oaks 
in Sand Canyon, near Walker 
Ba.sin. 

Mr. Kent passed away on June 
20 at the Hardee Memorial Hos- 
pital in Wauchula, Hardee 
County, Florida. 

He is preceded in death by his 
wi fe Juani ta and daughter Lanita. 
He is survived by his sister 
GcraldineThrailkill of Wauchula, 
Florida, niece and nephews, 
Bobby Jean and Matt Sugg of 
Morganfield, Kentucky. 

Mr. Kent was a veteran of the 
U.S. Navy. He was born Sept. 1, 
1907 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary of Lake Isabella. 



John J. Roller 

A Mass of Christian burial 
was celebrated on Tuesday July 2 
at the St. Jude parish Catholic 
Church for John J. Roller of Lake 
Isabella. Celebrant of the Mass 
was Rev. Monsignor A.G. 
Herdegen, Pastor of St. Judc 
Parish. 

Mr. Roller passed away June 
19 in Ventura County following 
illness. 

He is preceded in death by his 
wife Edna, dccca.sed Aug. 16, 
1990 and survived by four 
grandchildren and seven great 
grandchildren. 

Born May 7. 1906 in New 
York. John Joseph Roller was 85 
years of age. Interment at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
ary of Lake Isabella. 



Frederick C. Weaver 

A funeral service was held 
Tuesday , July 2 at the Forest Lawn 
inGlendalc for Frederick Charles 
Weaver. Officiating was Rev. 
Eric Frcy and Rev. Robert Jordan, 
from the Crystal Cathedral, Gar- 
den Grove. 

He is survived by his lather 
and mother Charles and Louise 
Weaver and brother Pete Weaver; 
sister in law Shelly and nephew 
Timothy Weaver. 

Frederick was born Feb. ?, 
1952 in Los Angeles and was a 
resident oI'Mt. Mesa. He gradu- 
ated from Kern Valley High m 
1970. 

Frederick passed away June 
30 in Silver Lake. He will be 
missed by his loving family and 
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Richard Coleman 

Richard E. Coleman, 70, a 
1 2-year resident of Mt. Mesa, died 
Wednesday. July 3 at Riverside 
Community Hospital of heart 
failure. Coleman, a native of 
Plainfield, NJ, moved to Riverside 
in 1988 to be closer to family. 

He is preceded in death by his 
brother William "Bill" Coleman, 
deceased in 1989. He is survived 
by his wife, Jeanne of Manvillc, 
NJ; sister Mary Van Doren of 
Middlesex, JN; brother David of 
Forest Park, Georgia; three chil- 
dren Richard and Harold Coleman 
of Trenton, NJ and Jacqueline 
CoUctteofSan Bernardino; seven 
grandchildren and one great 
grandson and several nieces and 
nephews. 

Coleman was a member of 
BPO Elks No. 2358, Kern River 
Valley and the American Legion 
Post 243, South Plainfield, NJ. 

Born Oct. 20, 1920 in 
Plainfield, New Jersey, Richard 
Ellsworth Coleman was 70. 

On July 8, a memorial service 
was conducted by the Past Exalted 
Rulers Association of POE No. 
2358 of which he was a member. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary of Lake Isabella. 



Steven A. Nevares 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Tuesday, July 16, at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isabella for Steven Nevares of 
Weldon. Officiating was Rev. 
Jack Dilley, pastor of the Kern 
Valley Bible Church of Lake 
Isabella. Steven passed away July 
1 1 , the victim of a motor vehicle 
accident on Highway 178, near 
Yankee Canyon. He is survived 
by his parents Dennis and Shelby 
Nevares of Weldon and grand- 
parents. 

Steven was a senior at Kern 
Valley High School. He was a 
member of the Broncs football 
team playing both offense and 
defense as a running back and 
outside linebacker. Most recently, 
Steven served with the Roy 
Ashburn Campaign Committee 
during the "Welcome Home to 
Desert Storm Veterans" event in 
Kernville. 

Born July 1, 1974 in Hawai- 
ian Gardens, California, Steven 
Nevares was 17 years of age. 
Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Laurette El Vera 
La Crosse 

Laiircllc El Vera La Crosse 
passed away al Ihe Kern Valley 
Hospiial on Saliirday, July 13. 
She was born in Chicago, Illinois 
on July 2S. 1930. 

.Siirsivors include her husband 
ol VJ years Kcnnelh; son Douglas 
l.a Crosse ol Fountain Valley; 
daughter Lorri La Crosse ol 
Fountain Valley: grandson Jason 
La Crosse ol' Foinitain; twin sis- 
ter Betty Whalsironi ol WoUord 
Heights. 

Graveside services were held 
al the Kern Valley Cemetery al 
I 1 am. on 'I'lHirsday. July IX 
with the Reverend David Snow. 
Pasiorol iliel'irsi naplislCliurcli 
in I .ake Isabella olllcialing. 



George Edward 
Virmond 

Funeral services were held 
Wednesday at 1 1 a.m. in the 
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 
church for George Edward 
Virmond, 77 of Lake Isabella who 
passed away July 20 in a 
Bakcrsncld hospital after a long 
illnessofhcartdiscase. Rev. Louis 
Fabrczius of the Lutheran Church 
officiated. 

George was a native of Chi- 
cago, Illinois and had lived here 
for the past 20 years. He had been 
a group leader for over 40 years 
and was retired from 
Westinghouse in the Major Pro- 
duction Electrical Repair and 
worked on many turbines as large 
as a boxcar. He was a member of 
the Shepherd of the Hil Is Lutheran 
Church was an avid golfer and 
bowler, having entered many 
tournaments in the Kern Valley. 
He was a good neighbor by 
helping the widows of the 
neighborhood doing repairs on 
their homes and other needs. 

He is survived by his beloved 
wife irmgard Virmond of Lake 
Isabella; son George Virmond of 
Bakersfield; daughter Sandra 
Backstrom of Crcswood, Illinois; 
sisters Ella Tomlinson of Lake 
Isabella and Harriet Hansen of 
Oaklawn, Illinois. His brother 
Wilbert Virmond and his wife 
Helen of Oaklawn, Illinois; 
grandsons Christopher Virmond 
of Bridgeview, Illinois, andOavid 
Backstrom of Creslwood, IL, 
granddaughters Dawn Hannafin 
of Creslwood, IL and Tammy 
Virmond of Justice, IL; great 
grandson Edward Hannafin, III 
and a host of nieces and nephews. 
Arrangements by Mish fu- 
neral home of Bakersfield. 



LucilleLillian Moore 

Lucille Lillian Moore died 
July 21. She moved to Lake 
Isabella in 1962 and lived in the 
valley until moving to Shafter in 
1990. 

She is survived by herchildren 
Violet Ratzlaff of Shafter, Norma 
Reeves of Yuba City, Jo Ann 
Norihan of Bakersfield and Alvin 
Moore of Bakersfield; 9 grand- 
children and six great grandchil- 
dren. 

Lucille Lillian Moore was 
born Oct. 19, 1911 in Muskogee, 
Oklahoma. During her years in 
the valley, she worked as a hair- 
dresser at Darlene's House of 
Beauty in Lake Isabella. She was 
well known and will be missed 
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Mary Copple 

A Mass of Christian burial 
was celebrated Thursday, Aug. 1 
at the St. Jude Parish Catholic 
church for Mary Copple of Lake 
Isabella. Co-celebrants of the 
Mass were Rev. Monsignor An- 
thony Herdegen, pastor of St. Jude 
Parish and Rev. Father Frank 
Hernandez. Society of Jesus (Je- 
suits) of Sacramento. 

Mrs. Copple passed away July 
28 at the Kern Valley Hospital. 
She is survived by daughters Anna 
Hughes of Lake Isabella, Frances 
Cunningham of Glcndale, Betty 
Smidt of Minnesota, son Rev. 
Father Frank Hernandez, S.J. with 
the Physical and Computer Sci- 
ences department of Jesuit High 
School in Carmichael; six 
grandchildren and four great- 
grandchildren. 

Born in California, Feb. 15, 
1911, Mary Copple was 80. In- 
terment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary of Lake Isabella. 

Anthony Zordan 

A memorial service was held 
Monday, Aug. 5 at the Valley 
Mortuary Lake Isabella for An- 
thony Joseph Tony Zordan of 
WoffordHeights. Officiating was 
Rev. John Carpenter, pastor of 
the Church of the Nazarene, Lake 
Isabella. Mr. Zordan passedaway 
July 26 at home. 

He is survived by his daugh- 
ter Anna Zordan of Long Beach 
and one brother Leon Zordan of 
Mississippi. Anthony Zordan was 
a WW II veteran of the U.S. Navy. 
Born Aug. 15, 1913 in Spring- 
field, Massachusetts, Anthony J. 
Zordan was 77. 

Interment of cremated re- 
mains at the U.S National Cem- 
etery, Riverside. Cremation ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



William A. Curtis 

A memorial service was 
conducted Friday, Aug. 2 at the 
First Baptist Church in Kernville 
for William Andrew "Bill-Bill" 
Curtis of Wofford Heights. Offi- 
ciating was Rev. John Revis. 
Pastor. 

Mr. Curtis passed away Aug. 
1 at Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife 
Ruth of Wofford Heights; 
daughter and son in law Mr. and 
Mrs. Jess Wright of Bodfish; 
sisters Virginia Ellis of Ventura, 
Mary Kirkland of Colonial 
Heights, Virginia; brothers 
Charles of Virginia and Albert of 
Texas; seven grandsons David 
Jacobsen of Las Vegas and 
Donald Fisher of San Diego; 
seven great-grandcltildrcn and 
one great-great granddaughter. 

William Curtis was retired 
after serving 14 years as custodian 
at Kernville Elementary School 
where he was known to students 
and staff as "Bill-Bill". He had 
been a resident of the Kern Val- 
ley for 27 years. Born Jan. 24, 
1917 in Wakefield, Virginia, 
WilUiam Andrew Curtis was 74. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 

William Railing 

William P. Palling, 73. a 13- 
year resident of the Kern Valley 
died at his home in Yuma, Arizona 
on July 2. He was bom Sept. 21, 
1917 in Greenwood, Nebraska. 

Survivors include his wife of 
50 years, Elizabeth of Arizona, 
sons Michael of Bakersfield, 
Patrick of Auburn and Timothy 
of Los Angeles; mother Grace of 
Tarzana; brother James of An- 
chorage, Alaska; sister Jean 
Bergstrom of Tarzana; four 
grandchildren and two step 
grandchildren. 



James Paul Butler 

James Paul Butler passed 
away at his home in Weldon the 
evening of July 24. He leaves his 
wife, Charlotte, a daughter, Paula; 
two grandchildren and one great 
grandchild. His father and two 
sons preceded him in death. Paul 
also leaves four brothers and two 
sisters plus a 96-year old mother. 
Paul lacked six weeks of reaching 
his 70th birthdate. He was bom in 
Oklahoma. 

James Paul Butler, like his 
three brothers, all volunteered for 
Naval service during Worid War 
II. While serving in the Pacific, 
aboard his aircraft carrier, Jim 
sustained burns over 40 percent 
of his body, from enemy action. 
After a long recuperative period, 
he was discharged with a 40 
percent disability. This disability 
forced him to ply his trade here in 
the warm Southern California 
climate. For 44 years, he operated 
as an independent contractor, 
performing his millwright pro- 
fession, ha ving retired three years 
ago. 



Opal Allen 

A Memorial service was 
conducted Saturday, July 27 at 
the Lake Isabella Kingdom Hall 
for Opal Allen of Southlake. Of- 
ficiating was Mr. Russell Cox. 
Mrs. Allen passed away July 21 
at the Anaheim Memorial Hos- 
pital. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band Louis of SouthlaJce; daugh- 
ter La Von Woodley, a grandcWld 
and great-grandchildren. Mrs. 
Allen had been a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past 1 1 years. 

Born Oct. 30. 1915 inPaxton, 
Nebraska, Opal Lucille Allen was 
75. Intermentof cremated remains 
at the Hillcrest Memorial Park 
Cemetery, Bakersfield. Crema- 
tion arrangements by Valley 
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James C. Mackey 

Funeral services were held 
Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Rainbow 
Chapel in Rose Hills Memorial 
Park i n Whittier for James Clyde 
Mackey, 86. of Lake Isabella who 
passed away Aug. 7 in Arvin af- 
ter a brief illness. LaVerne Wil- 
son of the Carmichael Church of 
Christ officiated with interment 
following in the Terrace of Hope. 

Mr. Mackey was a native of 
Mulberry, Arkansas and had re- 
sided in Lake Isabella for the past 
nine years. He was a car sales- 
person and was last employed by 
Simpson Motors. 

Survivors include his widow, 
Lela of Lake Isabella; son Jay 
Mackey of Lafayette, CA; 
daughter Sue Spencer of Long 
Beach; brother John Mackey of 
Hask, Oklahoma; sister Beatrice 
Wilson of Oakdale; 9 grandchil- 
dren, 20 great grandcWldren; 19 
step grandchildren, 29 great step 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Sams and 
Son Mortuary, Arvin. 



Margaret Carr 

Margaret Carr passed away 
on July 31 at Mercy Hospital, 
Bakcrsfield after a long illness. 
She was 78 years old. 

Mrs. Carr was born Margaret 
Easier Finn in Lewistown, Mon- 
tana on March 23, 1913onEaster 
Sunday. She graduated from Long 
Beach Polytecnic High School 
and married Paul Farris Carr on 
June 9, 1934. Mrs. Carr was a 
baptised member of the Eastside 
Christian church in Fullerton. She 
and he husband lived for many 
years in Southern California be- 
fore moving to Lake Isabella in 
1980. She was a member of Kaph 
Chapter of Golden Slipper and an 
amateur artist. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band Paul; daughter Carol Berlin 
of Sea Ranch, CA; sons David 
Carr of Lake Isabella and Steven 
Carr of Placentia; three grand- 
children, Kathleen Bentley, Scott 
Carr and Colleen Carr. 

Interment was held Aug. 5 at 
Rose Hills Mortuary in Whittier. 



ConanD.Higginson 

Mr . Higginson passed away 
July 28 in the San Fernando 
Valley. A memorial service will 
be held Aug. 24 in Agora, Ca. 

Doyle and his wife Lois lived 
in Wofford Heights for more than 
20 years. He is survived by his 
wife Lois, one son and four 
daughters and 1 1 grandchildren. 






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Wednesday 
Aug. 21 , ' 1991 

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Wednesday 
Aug. 21, 1991 

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Wednesday 
Aug. 21, 1991 

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Thomas Stukey 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 
the United Methodist church in 
Weidon for Thomas "Tom" 
Stukey of Squirrel Valley. Offi- 
ciating was Rev. Floyd Castillo, 
pastor of the United Methodist 
church Highland Chapel. Mr. 
Stukey passed away Aug. 9 at the 
Memorial Hospital, Hawthorne 

He is survived by his wife of 
50 years Marian of Squirrel Val- 
ley; daughter and son in law 
Donna Jane and Steve Crossley 
of Manhattan Beach; son and 
daughter in law Ronald and 
Darlene Stukey of Sanger, 
granddaughters Michelle and 
Heather Crossley of Manhattan 
Beach, Karine and Laurie Stukey 
of Sanger, niece Ann Reel and 
nephew Jeff Baker. 

Tom Stukey was a WW II 
veteran of the U.S. Army Air 
Corps where he served as a ground 
CTewman with the famous "Fly- 
ing Tigers" in the China-Burma 
Theaterof Operations. Mr. Stukey 
was retired from Rockwell Inter- 
national and had been a resident 
of the K ern Va lley for the past 1 8 
years. 

Born Oct. 16, 1919 in Santa 
Monica, Los Angeles County, 
Thomas Early Stukey was 71 
years of age. Interment at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
ary. 



Albert Yaeger 



A memorial service was con- 
ducted Friday, Aug. 1 6 at the Kern 
Valley Elks Lodge for Albert J. 
"Al" Yaeger of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating wereofficersofKRV 
Elks Lodge No 2358 BPOE. 

Mr. Yaegerpassed away Aug. 
12 at home following illness. He 
is survived by his wife of 54 years 
Margaret of Lake Isabella; 
daughters Karen Ridgeway of 
Mojave, Janice Westphal of 
Gilroy, Gretchen Dougan of 
Yucca Valley, Susan Ickhof of 
Little Rock; 11 grandchildren and 
9 great grandchildren. 

Mr. Yaeger was a member of 
the Elks and Moose and had been 
a resident of the Kern Valley for 
the past 1 1 years. Born in 
Mattaphan, Mass., Al was 77. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. Interment of 
cremated remains at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. 

Alice Hayes 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Saturday, Aug. 10 at the 
Valley Mortuary chapel. Lake 
Isiibclla for Alice Hayes of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was Rev. 
Deryl Lackey, pastor of the Ml. 
View Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella. Mrs. Hayes passed away 
Aug. 8 al the San Joaquin Com- 
munity Hospital in Bakersfield. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husband Leonard deceased 13 
years ago after 4 1 years of mar- 
riage. Alice is survived by three 
daughters, Marlis Day of River- 
side, Carol Cashow of Pennsyl- 
vania, Lenora May of BuenaPark, 
si sters Luell a Halseth and Delores 
Layton both of South Dakota; 6 
grandchildren and 2 great grand- 
children. 

Born June 23, 1917 in South 
Dakota, Alice Rose Hayes was 
74. 

Interment at the Hillcrest Me- 
morial park in Bakersfield. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Dorothy Harness 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Thursday, Aug. 15 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isabella for Dorothy Harness of 
Bodfish. Officiating was Mr. 
W.M. Hetrick. Mrs. Harness 
passed away Aug. 1 1 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

She is preceded in death by 
husband Wayne deceased in 
1979. She is survived by her son 
and daughter in law Larry and 
Christine of Lake Isabella; 
grandson David of Simi Valley; 
brothers Jimmy Thompson of 
Pasadena, Tommy Thompson of 
Idaho, Stan Thompson of Wash- 
ington state; sister Emily Flowers 
of La Crescenta, Sarah Emergen 
of Davis. Dorothy had been a 
resident of the Kern Valley for 1 7 
years. 

Born May 31, 1915 in Los 
Angeles, Dorothy Isabel Harness 
was 76 years of age. Arrange- 
ments by Valley Mortuary. In- 
terment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. 



Donald W. Beach 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 
the KRV Moose Lodge in Lake 
Isabella for Donald Beach of 
Bodfish. Officiating were offic- 
ers of the Moose Lodge. 498. 

Mr. Beach passed away Aug. 
1 1 at home following illness. He 
is survived by his wife of 27 years 
Teresa "Terry" Beach of Bodfish; 
son Bill of Oregon; grandson Sean 
of Oregon, granddaughter Tira of 
Oregon; brothers Harold of 
Kansas and Fred of California; 
sister Gloria Cook of Kansas. 
Donald Beach was a member of 
the KRV Moose Lodge and had 
been a resident of the Kern Val- 
ley for 8 years. 

Interment of cremated remains 
at the Union Cemetery, Bakers- 
field. Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Wednesday 
Aug. 28, 1991 

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John Saunders 

A graveside service was held 
Aug. 22 at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery in Wofford Heights for 
John Knox Saunders. 63, of 
Wofford Heights, who died Aug. 
20. Father Terry Burley officiated. 
Military graveside rites were also 
held. 

Mr. Saunders, borninChicago 
was a veteran of the Korean 
Conflict serving in the U.S. Army. 
He was employed with the 
Burbank postal office 3 1 years as 
a carrier. He was a member of the 
Kern River Masonic Lodge, No. 
827 and the Kern River Valley 
ElksLodge. No. 2358. 

Survivors include his wife 
Marilyn of Wofford Heights; son 
Bruce Saunders and wife 
Charlene of Bakersfield; daugh- 
ter Sherrie Linn Brooks and 
husband Fred of Caldwell, Idaho; 
grandchildren Kristia Linn 
Saunders of Garden Grove; Julia, 
Michelle and Kimberly Saunders 
ail of Bakersfield and Abbie 
Brooks of Caldwell, Idaho. 

Hopson-Anspach Family 
Mortuary, Bakersfield. 



Marvin Sodergren 

A nichesidc service was held 
on Monday, Aug. 26 at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery for 
Marvin Sodergren, a former 12 
year resident of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating was Rev. Floyd 
Castillo, pastor of the United 
Methodist Church Highland 
Chapel. Mr. Sodergren passed 
away at his home in Sacramento 
on Aug. 5. 

He is survived by his wife 
Elizabeth of Sacramento; 
daughter Sharon Baxter of Sac- 
ramento; sons, Tom Sodergren 
of Ventura and Philip Sodergren 
of Ridgecrest; grandchildren Tina 
and Tom Sodergren of 
Ridgecrest; J.T. and Caitlin 
Sodergren of Mt. Mesa; brother 
Carl Sodergren of Minnesota and 
sister Ruth Loftus of Oregon. 

Mr. Sodergren was a WW II 
veteran of the U.S. Army serving 
in Europe. Mr. Sodergren retired 
from NWC China Lake in 1975 
and had been previously em- 
ployed at PMR Point Mugu. as an 
electroplater. 

Born Sept. 12, 1915 in Min- 
neapolis, Minnesota. Marvin 
Sodergren was 75. 



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Aug. 28, 1991 

OBITUARY 

Effle Irene Lane 

A private funeral service will 
be conducted Wednesday after- 
noon Aug. 28 at the Sunnysidc 
Memorial Park Cemetery Long 
Beach for Effie Irene Lane of 
Kernville. Prayers were delivered 
by family and friends. Mrs. Lane 
passed away Aug. 21 at home 
following illness. 

Mrs. Lane is preceded in death 
by her husband Eugene deceased 
Oct. 5, 1980. She is survived by 
great grand niece Terri Ann 
Wenstrom of Lincoln, Nebraska 
and Georgia Lee Wenstrom of 
Vacaville. Eflle was a memberof 
the Order of the Eastern Star KRV 
Chapter 643. She has been a 
resident of the Kern River Valley 
for the past 27 years. Born June 
30, 1904 in Springdale, Wash- 
ington County, Arkansas, Effie 
Irene Lane was 87 years of age. 
Interment at the Sunnyside Me- 
morial park. Long Beach. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Jim Barnes 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted graveside at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery, Wofford 
Heights for Jimmie Elbert "Jim" 
Barnes of Riverside. Officiating 
was Joel Astor. Mr. Barnes passed 
away Aug. 19 at the Riverside 
Community Hospital in River- 
side. He is survived by his wife 
Barbara of Riverside, father 
Robert Barnes of CA; daughter 
and .son in law Angela and Richard 
Harmon of Colorado; son and 
daughter inlaw Robbie and Shiela 
Barnes of Arizona; son Jimmie 
Lee Barnes of Arizona, son James 
Hoyt of Riverside, grandchildren 
Holly, Richie and Chris Harmon 
all of Colorado, granddaughter 
Kayla Barnes of Arizona, broth- 
ers Richard of Texas, James of 
Oklahoma and Wendell of Cali- 
fornia. 

BornNov.25,1939inMarlow. 
Oklahoma, Jimmie Elbert "Jim" 
Barnes was 51 years of age. In- 
terment near family members at 
the Kern River Valley Cemetery 
Wofford Heights. Arrangements 
by Valley mortuary. 



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Wednesday 
Aug. 28, 1991 

OBITUARY 

Mable Main 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted graveside at tJie Kern 
Valley Cemetery for Mable Main 
of Lake Isabella. Officiating was 
Rev. John Davis, Pastor of the 
Assembly of God church in 
Wofford Heights. Mrs. Main 
passed away Aug. 20 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

She is survi ved by her husband 
of 64 years Leland Main of Lake 
Isabella; son and daughter in law 
Robert and June Main of Reseda; 
grandchildren Steven and Kathy 
both of Reseda, great grand- 
daughters Lindsay and Kristenof 
Reseda, brothers Jack and Alva 
Horner of Iowa. 

Mrs. Main was a member of 
the Assembly of God church and 
a resident of the Kern Valley for 
the past 15 years. 

Born Feb. 9, 1904 in Wayne 
County, Iowa, Mable Grace Main 
was 87 years. Arrangements: 
Valley Mortuary. 

Dorothy Ott 

A private cremation was per- 
formed for Dorothy Ott of 
Wofford Heights, who passed 
away Aug. 16 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. 

Dorothy is survived by her 
nephew Dean Ottof Upland; sister 
Bulah Mueller of Alton, Illinois. 
Mrs. Ott had bcenofa resident of 
the Kern Valley for the past 21 
years. 

Born April 8, 1917 in Illinois, 
Dorothy Mabb Ott was 74 years 
of age. Interment of cremated 
remains at the Union Cemetery 
Association Cemetery in 
Bakersfield, Cremation arrange- 
ments by Valley Mortuary. 



Wednesday 
Aug. 28, 1991 

OBITUARY 

Bill McDonald 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Friday, Aug. 23 at the 
Valley Mortuary chapel in Lake 
Isabella for Willie Glide "Bill" 
McDonald of Wofford Heights. 
Officiating was Rev. Fred Baker, 
pastor of the United Methodist 
Church, Kernville. Mr. 
McDonald passed away Aug. 18 
at the San Joaquin Memorial 
Hospital of Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his wife Ellen 
of Wofford Heights; daughters 
Lee Christopher of Wofford 
Heights, Pamela Cook also of 
Wofford Heights, granddaughters 
Candace Fisher of Bakersfield, 
Christina Cook of Wofford 
Heights, great-grandchildren 
John Tyler Fisher of Bakersfield 
and Salena Mitchell of Wofford 
Heights; five sisters and two 
brothers residing in Texas, New 
Mexico and Colorado. Bill 
McDonald was retired from 
Foremost Danes and had resided 
in the Kern Valley for the past 23 
years. He was a member of the 
Mended Hearts and the Kern 
Valley Sidewalk C.B.ers' 

Born July 17, 1905 in Tow, 
Texas, Bill McDonald was 86 
years of age. Interment at the 
Kern Valley Cemetery. Arrange- 
ments by Valley Mortuary. 



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Wednesday 
Sept . A / 1991 

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Friends mourn 
death of Joughin, 
pioneer rancher 



By KATHE MALOUF 

Kcm Valley Sun 

The Kern Valley has lost an- 
other pioneer. 

Bill Joughin, whose name has 
been synonymous with ranching 
and developments in the Kem 
Valley for the past 20 years, died 
last week. He was 62. 

Joughin touched the lives of 
many Kern Valley residents. 
Business acquaintances and 
friends were shocked and sad- 
dened by the news of his death. 

Joughin was responsible for 
much of the growth of South Lake. 
But his projects also included 
Robinson Cove, Cortez Canyon, 
Cyrus Canyon, Longview and 
both the residential and 
mobilehomc tracts in South Lake. 
He was planning a third residen- 
tial subdivision in South Lake at 
the time of his death. 

Because of his continued 
support of projects that helped 
the Kcm Valley to grow, Joughin 
was often called on for donations 
of time, financial support or land. 
Most recently, Joughin donated 
two three-acre parcels of land in 
South Lake, one to the Kem 
Valley Hospital Foundation and 
the other to the Kern Valley 
Historical Society. Both are being 
used as fundraisers for those or- 
ganizations. 

That generosity that will be 
missed, said Dave Freeland, 
president of the Hospital Foun- 
dation. 



"Bill had a big heart. He made 
generous contributions of his 
time, financial resources and 
support. He was a strong supporter 
of the Foundation. We at the 
Foundation are saddened by his 
death and my heart goes out to his 
family," said Freeland. 

While Joughin may be best 
remembered for his developments 
in the South 
Lake area, his 
love for the land 
and ranching re- 
mained a major 
factor in his life. 
He was con- 
cerned about 
protecting the 
land, while still 
retaining his 
family's heri- 
to cattle grazing 




Joughin 



tage pertammg 
rights. 

That combination was an im- 
portant one, said Jim Crates, 
former Forest Supervisor of the 
Sequoia National Forest. "Bill 
was a beautiful mountain man. 
I'll never go itito Big Meadow or 
Cannell Meadow and not think of 
Bill." Joughin was one of several 
who worked with the Forest Ser- 
vice put together a 2,400 acre 
purchase of land on the Kem Pla- 
teau in 1988. Joughin supported 
the purchase, saying it would 
preserve the beauty of the land 
for future generations. 

Gorden Heebner, Resource 



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OBITUARY (cont.) 



Joughin : Friends, community moum loss 



Continued from page Al 

Officer with the Sequoia National 
Forest who has worked with the 
Joughin family for more than 20 
years, said Joughin's death woul^. 
create "a great void in cattle and!' 
range management. And I don't 
know how we will make up for 
that void. Bill cared about the 
land and always wanted to do 
what was best." 

Joughin had been labeled dy- 
namic and influential by friends. 

"You couldn't help but be in- 
fluenced by Bill," said Jackie 
Anderson, who said Joughin was 
the third person she met in the 
Kern Valley 20 years ago. "His 
first, last and foremost thoughts 
were always the Kern River 
Valley. He was one of the last 
movers and shakers and I don't 
think we will see his ilk again. He 
was a true environmentalist and 
loved the land. " 

Tom McKinney said Joughin 
was always ready to respond to a 
need. "If you needed anything, 
Bill was the first to make sure 
your needs were met. Whether it 
was to install a cattle guard to 



keep cattle out of the camp- 
grounds or give a dinner at his 
ranch to honor some project or 
person, it was taken care of. And 
most of the time, the receiver 
never knew where the gift came 
from, as Bill was always in the 
background. He was never the 
one to jump out and take credit 
for anything. In Bill's eyes, 
nothing was impossible. He had 
the can-do attitude and the im- 
possible just took a little longer." 

William Daniel Joughin was 
bom in Bakersfield on March 2, 
1929, but was raised in the Kern 
Valley. He attended South Fork 
elementary school, where one of 
his teachers was Grace Kissack. 
He attended high school at both a 
military school and Kern County 
High School in Bakersfield. 

The Joughin Ranch was 
founded in 1870 by Arthur 
Cannell, who emigrated from the 
Isle of Man to the Kern Valley. In 
1906 William D. Joughin, Sr. , 
who was also from the Isle of 
Man and a brother-in- law to 
Cannell, took over the ranch with 
his wife Ethel. The ranch was 
expanded to include the Crane, 



Perry, Sydney, Robinson, Cook 
and Paherson ranches and home- 
steads. 

In 1950, Bill Joughin, Jr. and 
his wife Roberta took over the 
ranch and continued the tradi- 
tion. The ranch was again ex- 
panded to include the Diltz, PalJett 
and Alexander Cortez Ranches 
and the A. Brown Co. Today the 
ranch includes more than 10,000 
acres in Kern and Tulare coun- 
ties. It also includes more than 
200 square miles of grazing p>er- 
mits with both the Bureau of Land 
Management and U.S. Forest 
Service. Joughin maintained more 
than 1,000 head of cattle in addi- 
tion to a diversified business or- 
ganization including the devel- 
opment of South Lake and com- 
mercial, residential and 
mobilehome subdivisions. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Roberta, daughters Cathie 
Joughin Halle of Granite Station, 
Sylvia Hafenfeld of Weldon and 
Renee Joughin of Bakersfield and 
three grandchildren, Jessica and 
Eric Hafenfeld and Christoffer 
Joughin of Granite Station. 



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William D. Joughin 

A graveside service was held 
Friday, Aug. 30 at the Kcrnville 
Cemetery for William Daniel 
Joughin, 62, of Lake Isabella who 
died Aug. 28. Mi. Joughin, a na- 
tive of the Kern Valley was a 
rancher and land developer. 

He was a member of the Kern 
County Cattlemen's Association 
and the Masonic Lodge. 

Survivors include his wife 
Roberta of Lake Isabella; 3 
daughters, Cathie Joughin Halle 
of Granite Station, Sylvia Joughin 
Hafenfeid of Weldon and Rence 
Joughin of Bakersfield and his 
grandchildren, Jessica and Eric 
Hafenfeid of Weldon and 
Christoffer Joughin of Granite 
Station. 

Honorary pallbearers were 
Bob Karpc. Earl Gibbons, Bill 
Marks, Tom McKinney, Chuck 
Christman, Sheldon Craddock, 
Dennis DcWalt, Charles Silicz, 
Kenneth Mebane and sons in law 
Bruce Hafenfeid and Richard 
Halle. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to the 
Kern Valley Hospital Foundation 

Arrangements by Hopson- 
Anspach Family Mortuary in 
Bakersfield. 



Oscar Lawton Yoho John Russell Neely 



A funeral service was con- 
ducted graveside at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery on Friday, Aug. 
30 for Oscar Lawton Yoho of 
Weldon. Officiating were mem- 
bers of the KRV Post 7665 Vet- 
erans of Foreign Wars, KRV 
Chapter 54 Disabled American 
Veterans, KRV Post 71 1 Ameri- 
can Legion and KRV Chapter 19 
Pearl Harbor Survivors Associa- 
tion. Mr. Yoho passed away Aug. 
25 at Memorial Hospital, 
Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his brothers 
Edgar of Yountville, CA, Robert 
of Bodfish., Frank of Nipomo; 
sister Mae Calderwood of 
Bodfish. 

Mr. Yoho was a WW II veteran 
of the U.S. Army who served in 
North Africa and Europe. He had 
been a resident of the Kern Val- 
ley for the past 20 years. Bom 
Feb. 13, 1918 in Pueblo, Pueblo 
County, Colorado, Oscar Lawton 
Yoho was 73. Interment at the 
KernRiverValley Cemetery. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Funeral services were held in 
Downey and internment was in 
Forrest Lawn Memorial Park in 
Cypress on Sept 3 for John Russell 
Neely who died Aug. 28 at Mercy 
Hospital in Bakersfield at the age 
of 83. 

Mr. Neely was born in 
Clarendon, Texas on April 22, 
1908 and a resident of Bodfish 
since 1971. 

He is survived by his wife Ruth 
of Bodfish, sons Doug Neely and 
wife Cheri of Bodfish and Don 
Neely and wife Charlene of 
Downey; daughters Gloria Ispas 
and husband David of Medford, 
Oregon and Ella Campbell and 
husband Eddie of San Diego and 
nine grandchildren and 13 great 
grandchildren. 



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Cliff Max Wunschel 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted graveside at the Kem River 
Valley Cemetery in Woffcrd 
Heights on Thursday, Aug. 29 for 
Cliff Max Wunschel of Wofford 
Heights. Officiating were offic- 
ers and members of KKRV 
Chapter 54 Disabled American 
Veterans, KRV Post 7665 VFW, 
American Legion KRV Post 722 
and Chapter 19. Pearl Harbor 
Survivors Assoc. 

Mr. Wunschel passed away 
Aug. 22 at the West Los Angeles 
VA Medical Center in West Los 
Angeles. 

He is survived by his wife Lela 
of Wofford Heights, daughters 
Raylene and husband Bruce Pyren 
of Canoga Park, Edna and hus- 
band Don Bryan of Henderson, 
Nevada; grandchildren Denis, 
Steve and Michael and one sister 
Gladys Shaw of Rhode Island. 

Cliff Wunschel was a WWII 
veteran of the U.S. Navy who 
served with Naval Construction 
Battalion known as C.B.s or "Sea 
Bees" in the Asiatic-Pacific re- 
gion. Hewasalifememberofthe 
DAV and VFW and had been a 
resident of the Kern River Valley 
for the past ten years. Born Aug. 
18. 1926 in Pawtucket, Provi- 
dence County, Rhode Island, Cliff 
Wunschel was 65 years of age. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
ary of lake Isabella. 



Aaron Crumrine 

Graveside services were held 
Thursday at the Kern Valley 
cemetery for Aaron (Bob) 
Crumrine who passed away Aug. 
23. 

Mr. Crumrine was born in 
Tennesseein 1908 but has resided 
in California for most of his life. 

Survivors include his son 
David and family, grandchildren 
and great grandchildren, his 
companion and friend Katharyn 
Wunderlish also nieces and 
nephews, including Doris Requa 
and Joanne Rolfe of Kemville. 



Douglas E. Deese 

Douglas Deese of Onyx passed 
away Aug. 29 at Beverly Manor 
Health Center Ridgecrest. Ar- 
rangements are pending. Contact 
Valley Mortuary for lime and dale 
of service. 



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Lanell R. Moore 

A mass olChristian burial will 
be ccicbraled Friday. Sept. 13 at 
11 a.m. at the St. Jude Parish 
Calhol ic Church for LancU Moore 
of Riverkcrn. Celebrant of the 
Mass will be Monsignor G.R. 
Meyer interim pastor. A rosary 
for Lanell will be recited at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isabellaon Thursday evening at 7 
p.m. Lanelle Moore passed away 
Sept. 7 at Kern Valley Hospital. 

she is survived by her mother 
Judy Havlu of Kcrnville, father 
Larry Moore of Corona; grand- 
parents Clarence and Edna Day 
of Riverkern, John Bourbeau of 
Massachusetts, George and 
Georgina Moore of Oregon, 
brothers Michael and Paul Havlu 
of Ontario, Shawn Moore of 
Corona and many aunts, uncles 
and cousins. 

Lanell was a student at Kern 
Valley High starting her junior 
year. She was active in spons 
including softball and 
cheerleading. She was an active 
member ofFF A and worked part 
time at Cheryl's Diner in 
Kcrnville 

Born Jan. 29, 1975 in Downey, 
CA, Lanelle Ranae Moore was 
1 6 years of age. Interment will be 
at Kern Valley Cemetery where 
blessing and consecration of the 
grave will bedone. Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. Donations 
in memory of Lanelle can be sent 
to the American Lung Assoc, 
306 Chester, Bakersfield. CA 
9330L 



Glenn H. Nail 

Glenn Nail of Lake Isabella 
passed away Sept.. 4 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 
27 years Barbara of Lake Isabella; 
sons Michael of Cypress, Kelly 
of Chino; daughters Patricia 
Kearney of LaVerne, Trisha Nail 
of Dana Point; sister Billie 
DeStephano of Lake Isabella; 
sister Sue DeVries of Lake 
Isabella and one granddaughter. 
Glenn Nail was a WWII veteran 
and resident of the Kern Valley 
for the pa.st six years. 

Funeral services were con- 
ducted graveside at the Olive 
Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 
La Mirada on Monday, Sept. 9. 

Born Aug. 1. 1923 in Okla- 
homa, Glenn Howard Nail was 
68 years of age. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Billie Johnson 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Wednesday, Aug. 4 at the 
First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella for Wilma June "Billie' 
Johnson of Bodnsh. Officiating 
was Rev. David Snow. Mrs. 
Johnson passed away Aug. 30 at 
the San Joaquin Hospital, 
Bakersfield. 

she is survived by her husband 
of 46 years Floyd of Bodfish; 
sons Floyd Johnson of Granada 
Hills Rickland Johnson of North 
Hollywood; daughter Lynda 
Taylor ofNevada; sisters Virginia 
and Jeane both of Sherman Oaks 
and four grandchildren. Billie 
Johnson was a members of the 
First Baptist church of Lake 
Isabella and the 55 plus club. 

She had been a resident of the 
Kern Valley for seven years. 

Born Jan. 2, 1926 in 
Keytesville, Missouri, Billie 
Johnson was 65 years of age. 
Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Wednesday 
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Douglas Deese 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted on Wednesday, Sept.. 4 ai 
the United Methodist Church, in 
Wcldon for Douglas Deese" of 
Onyx. Officiating were Rev. 
Floyd Castillo, pastor of the 
United Methodist church. High- 
land Chapel in Lake Isabella and 
Rev. John Carpenter, Pastor of 
the Church of the Nazarene in 
Lake Isabella and interim pastor 
oftheWeldon Methodist Church. 
Mr. Decse passed away Aug. 29 
at the Beverly Manor Health 
Center in Ridgccrest. 

he is survived by his wife of 
more than 50 years Clara of Onyx; 
daughters Frances Clifton of 
Sebastopol, CA, Edna Williams 
of Las Vegas; sons David Deese 
of Long Beach, Douglas Deese, 
Jr. of Buena Park; 12 grandchil- 
dren and 10 great grandchildren. 

Doug Deese was retired after 
30 years service with the U.S. 
Navy; his service included war- 
time service in WW II and Korea. 
Doug was a member of Moose, 
he was a member of the Fleet 
Reserve and the Weldon Meth- 
odist Church. He had resided in 
the Kern Valley for the past 1 7 
years. 

Born Sept. 1, 1904 in Colum- 
bus, Georgia, Douglas Eugene 
Deese was 86 years and 1 1 months 
of age. Interment at the Angeles 
Abbey Mausoleum in Compton, 
Los Angeles. Arrangements: 
Valley Mortuary. 



Russell Hamilton 

Russell Matthew Hamilton of 
Wofford Heights passed away 
Aug. 30 at the Kern Valley Hos- 
pital. 

He is survived by his wife of 
35 years Mary of Wofford 
Heights; sons Larry and John or 
Orange, Matthew of El Scgundo; 
sisters Norma and Ruth both of 
New Jersey; five granddaughters, 
one grandson and one great 
grandson. Mr. Hamilton was a 
WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy 
where he served with the Naval 
Construction Battalions for C.B.s 
better known as SeaBeas. 

Russell Hamilton was a resi- 
dent of the Kern Valley for 17 
years. He was a member of the 
Search and Rescue, VFW and 
Moose. Born Aug. II, 1916 in 
Short Hills, New Jersey, Mr. 
Hamilton was 75 years of age. 
Cremation arrangements by val- 
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Wednesday 
Sept. 18, 1991 

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Hazel M. Dominske 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted Friday, Sept. 13 at the 
scattering garden of the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery for Hazel 
Dominske of Kernville. Prayers 
and eulogy were delivered by 
family and friends. Mrs. 
Dominske passed away Sept. 7 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her brother 
Theodore 'Ted" Thompson of 
Riverside and many friends here 
in the valley. 

Born Aug. 20, 1905 in 
Washburn, Wisconsin, Hazel 
Mildred Dominske was 86 years 
of age. Cremation arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. 

Hack Boyd 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Thursday, Sept. 12 at the 
Church of the Nazarene, Lake 
Isabella for Bennett Haskell 
"Hack" Boydof Bodfish. Offici- 
ating was Rev. John Carpenter, 
pastor. Prayers were also deliv- 
ered by Rev. Oren Ice. 

Mr. Boyd passed away Sept. 9 
at home following illness. 

He is survived by his wife of 
62 years Josephine of Bodfish; 
daughter Carolyn of Victorville; 
sons Ben of San Diego, Laramie 
of Glendale, Dave of Kernville, 
14 grandchildren and six great- 
grandchildren. 

Hack Boyd had been a resident 
of the Kern Valley for the past 20 
years having moved here from 
Torrance. 

Born July 14, 1907 in Pryor, 
Oklahoma, Bennett Haskell Boyd 
was 84 years of age. Interment at 
the Kern Valley Cemetery. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Evalyn Keigley 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted graveside at the Kern 
Valley Ccmetrey in Wofford 
Heights for Evalyn Keigley of 
Mt. Mesa. Officiating was Rev. 
David Long, pastor of the Grace 
Bible Church of Lake Isabella. 
Mrs. Keigley passed away Sept. 
7 at home following illness. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band George of Mt. Mesa nad 
two aunts of Taft and Modesto. 
Evalyn was retired from 4 1 years 
of service as office manager with 
Pioneer Mercantile in Bakers- 
field. She had been a resident of 
the Kern Valley for the past sev- 
eral years. 

Born Aug. 21, 1926 in Taft, 
Evalyn Laveme Keigley was 65 
years of age. Arrangements: 
Valley Mortuary. 



Gary William Galyen 

Gary William Gal yenof Grand 
Prairie, Texas passed away Aug. 
9 after a long illnesss. 

He is survived by his wife 
Trudie Ann; son Paul Galyen of 
Ohio; step daughter Debbie Cote, 
stepson Danny Blaise, grand- 
daughter Ashley, all of Garden 
grove; falherand step mother Earl 
and Helen Galyen of Wofford 
Heights; brother and wife Jeff 
and Dana Galyen, niece Aimee, 
nephew Kevin also of the Kern 
Valley. 

Gary owned a home in 
Wofford Heights and introduced 
his family to the Kern Valley. 

A memorial service will be 
conducted at a later time at the 
Kern Valley Christian Church. 

Gary was born Jan. 24, 1941 in 
Los Angeles. He was 50 years 
old. Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. 



Thomas F. Frazier 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Saturday, Sept. 14 
graveside at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery in Wofford Heights for 
Thomas Frazier of Weldon. Of- 
ficiating were oficers of KRV 
Elks Lodge 2358 BPOE. Mr. 
Frazier passed away Sept. 1 1 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 
49 years Marilynn of Weldon; 
sons Mark of Bodfish, Kent of 
Taft, daughter Pam Reed of San 
Mateo; sister Foy Haugland of 
Hcmct, eight grandchildren and 
three great-grandchildren. 

Thomas Frazier was retired 
from the Rainbow Bread com- 
pany and will be remembered as 
the Rainbow delivery man here 
in the Kern Valley for many years. 
He was a WW II Army veteran. 
Born June 18, 1923 in Arkansas, 
Thomas Farmer Frazier was 68 
years of age. Arrangments: Val- 
ley Mortuary. 



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Sept. 25, 1991 

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WilbertG. Rehorn 

Wilbert Glen Rehorn of Lake 
Isabella passed away Sept. 15 as 
the result of a motor vehicle ac- 
cident south of Kernville. He is 
survived by his brother Robert of 
Lake Isabella, nieces and neph- 
ews. 

Wilbert Rehorn was a WW II 
veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, 
having served aboard merchant 
ships during armed conflict. He 
had been a resident ol the Kern 
Valley for the past year and was 
reljred as an electrical engineer 
for the Bechtcl Corp. 

Born Jan. 13. 1913 in Kansas. 
Wilbert Glen Rehorn was 78 years 
of age. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 

Florence Hindman 

Florence Hindman olWcldon 
passed away Sept. 16 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital in Ml. Mesa. She 
is survived by hcrdaughtcrPhyllis 
Dixon of Wcldon; grandchildren 
and great-grandchildren. 

Funeral. services and interment 
will be conducted in Reno, Ne- 
vada. Burial will be at the Mt. 
View Cemetery in Reno where 
Mrs. Hindman will be laid to rest 
with her husband Clyde, deceased 
in 1969. 

Arrangemenis by Wal(on"s 
Funeral Home in Reno and Val- 
ley Mortuary. 



Victor Ode 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Thursday, Sept. 19 at the 
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 
Church in Lake Isabella for Vic- 
tor Frederick "Vic" Ode of 
Wofford Heights. Officiating was 
Rev. Louis Fabrizius pastor. Mr. 
Ode passed away Sept. 14 at the 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 
55 years Ruby of Wofford 
Heights; daughter Annette Page 
of Redondo Beach; son Gerald 
Ode ofSan Francisco; sisters Lois 
of Kansas. Helen of Washington, 
Alice of Kansas; eight grand- 
children and two great grand- 
children. Mr. Ode was retired 
from the Rockwell International 
Corp and had resided in the Kern 
Valley for the past 16 years. 

Born March 29, 1908 in Pot- 
ter. Kansas, Victor Frederick Ode 
was 83 years of age. Interment at 
the Kern Valley Cemetery. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Richard Hansen 

Richard Irvin Hansen of Larsen 
Tract passed away Sept. 1 8 at the 
Kern Valley Hospital. He is sur- 
vived by his wife Patricia of 
Larsen Tract; son Steve of West 
Covina; daughters Kathleen Ross 
of Walnut, Carrie Kelly Tiemens 
of Holly wood; four grandchildren 
and four great-grandchildren. 

Richard Hansen was a WW II 
veteran of the U.S. Navy who 
served aboard patrol craft in the 
Aleutian Islands and Asiatic- 
Pacific region. Locally he was a 
memberoftheEaglesinMt. Mesa 
and had been a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past 10 years. 

Born Dec. 22. 1925 in Mason, 
Nevada, Richard L Hansen was 
65 years of age. Cremation ar- 
rangements: Valley Mortuary. 



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Oct. 23, 1991 

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Elizabeth 



Doris 
Moore 

Doris Elizabeth Moore passed 
away suddenly Sept. 1 9 at the San 
Joaquin Hospital fol lowing aheart 
attack. She was born a twin on 
Dec. 17, 1919 to Fred and Hattie 
Meyer in Iowa. She was 7 1 years 
old. 

Doris and her husband Ed were 
among the first to buy lots in the 
Reeder Tract and was a part time 
resident since the early 1960s. 
After retiring and 11 ving alone for 
a year, she became actively in- 
volved in fosterparc. Doris was a 
memberof the Kern Valley Loyal 
Moose Auxiliary, the Ladies 
Auxiliary to the Eagles, the Lake 
Isabella-Bodfish Property Own- 
ers Assoc. 

She is survived by her loving 
daughters Rita Kay Fortney of 
RhonertPark,CA Barbara Carol 
Berghofer of Bermuda Dunes, 
CA; grandchildren Cathy Globe, 
Doyle Fortney, Jr.; Dee Dee 
Lopez, Karen Navarro, Robert 
Fortney and Barbie Fortney, all 
of Rhonert Park, CA, Michael 
Ace. of Alaska and Michelle 
Lacoff of Simi Valley. She is also 
survived by 18 great-grandchil- 
dren, four foster children; three 
brothers Ernest Meyer of Mt. 
Mesa: Chas Meyer and wife 
Evelyn of Fairvicw Heights, IL; 
Fred Meyerand wife Annof Souix 
City, Iowa: four sisters, twin 
Kathy Watkins of Woodson 
Terrace, MO; Ginger Henderson 
of Highland. IL, Marion 
Demboski of St. Charles, MO 
and Margaret McAlister of Lake 
Isabella. 

Doris was buried in the Calvary 
Catholic Cemetery in Petaluma, 
CA following a service at the 
Parenl-Sorcnscn Chapel. Pierce 
Bros. Prafswaler od Canoga Park 
handled the arrangements. 



Clark "Slim" Fred 
Hanson 

Private cremation arrange- 
ments were made for Clark "Slim" 
Fred Hanson of Lake Isabella. 
Slim was born Nov. 11, 1909 in 
Bakersfield and died Oct. 15 in 
Bakersfield after a long illness, 
he was 81 years old. He was 
preceded in death by his wife 
Virginia who died Aug. 18, 1986. 

He is survived by his sisters 
Lois and Rosalee both of 
Bakersfield. nieces and nephews 
of Bakersfield and Los .Angeles. 

Donald Yeargan 

A graveside service was held 
Monday, Oct. 2 1 at 1 1 a.m. at the 
Kern Valley Cemetery in Wof ford 
Heights for Donald Lee Yeargan 
of Wofford Heights. Officiating 
was pastor David Snow of the 
First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella. 

Mr. Yeargan was born in Ful- 
lerton on May 11. 1923 and died 
Oct. 15 in Bakersfield. He was 68 
years old. 

He is survived by his wife of 
48 years Iva of Wofford Heights; 
daughters Janet Halbrook of 
Bakersfield. Dawn Carlon of 
Bakersfield, Cynthia Pcredoe of 
Bakersfield; brother Dale 
Yeargan of Onyx and mother 
Lorene Yeargan of. Wofford 
Heights; six grand children and 
three great grandchildren. 

Mr. Yeargan was a Mason and 

an Elk. 

Arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary. 



James "Jim" 
Henson 

A funeral service was held Oct. 
22 at the Valley Mortuary chapel 
in Lake Isabella for James "Jim" 
Henson of Southlake. OfficiaUng 
was Dale Davis, pastor of the 
South Shore Fullgospel Fellow- 
ship. Mr. Henson was born June 
16. 1925 in Chillicothe, Texas 
and died Oct. 1 7 in Southlake. He 
was 66 years old. 

He is survived by his wile Delia 
of Southlake, children Bryon 
Henson of Riallo, Brenda Nagle 
of Rialto, Beverly Easley of 
Federal. Washington. Bonnie 
Chastain of Weldon. Sharon 
Dolanof Vancover, B.C., Beverly 
Rogers of Kansas;; sisters Lottie 
Hornbeck of Washington, Ruth 
Wei Is f Texas and brother Ernest 
Henson of Texas. He is also sur- 
vived by 23 grand children and 

22 great grand children. 
Burial will be Wednesday, Oct. 

23 ai Forestlawn. Covina Hills. 
Arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary. 



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Doris Hall 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Mt. 
View Southern Baptist Church 
for Doris U. Hall of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating was Rev. Deryl 
Lackey, pastor. 

Mrs. Hall passed away Sept. 
27 at the San Joaquin Commu- 
nity Hospital. She is preceded in 
death by her son Connie deceased 
in 1986 and survived by her 
husband of 60 years Marlin of 
Lake Isabella; son Roy of Lake 
Isabella, daughter Norma of Lake 
Isabella, brothers Roy Tullos of 
Florida, Victor Tullos of Cali- 
fornia and W.H. Tullos of Cali- 
fornia, sisters Dorothy Jones of 
Florida, Juanita Ross of CA, six 
grandchildren and seven great- 
grandchildren. 

Doris was a member of the 
Grandmother's Club 94 and Mt. 
View Southern Baptist Church. 

She has been a resident of the 
Kern Valley for 2 1 years, having 
moved here from Garden Grove. 

Bom May 24, 19I3inKonawa, 
Oklahoma. Doris Uline Hall was 
78. Interment at the Kern Valley 
cemetery. Arrangements; Valley 
Mortuary. 

Donations in memory of Doris 
Hall may be made to the Cancer 
Society and Mt. View Southern 
Baptist Church. 



Danny Loy Deaver 

Funeral services were held 
Sept. 26 at the Mt. Mesa Church 
of Christ with Pastor Jon Rowe 
officiating. Mr. Deaver was a 
member of the Church of Christ 
since 1984. 

Survivors include his wife, 
Wanda. They were married 
March 11,1941 in Oklahoma and 
celebrated their 50th wedding 
anniversary March 11, 1991 
which included a boat trip to 
Mexico. 

Danny is also survived by two 
daughters, Shirley Deaver and 
Patricia Titgen of Costa Mesa 
and two grandchildren Michael 
Ray Bahon and Michelle 
Liebourtz both of Palm Springs; 
a brother Edd Deaver of Okla- 
homa. 

Danny graduated from South 
Eastern State Teachers College 
in Oklahoma and taught in vari- 
ous schools including Oklahoma 
and California where he was a 
basketball and baseball coach in 
junior and high school. Danny 
also played some baseball in the 
minor league and played profeS' 
sional basketball with the Okla- 
homa Indians. 

He served three years in Ger- 
many in World War II under 
General Paton and received 
honorable discharge as First Sgt. 

In 1950, he was listed in 
"Who's Who" as the oldest bas- 
ketball player in college. After 
moving to California in 1957, he 
worked for a time at Duncan In- 
dustries in Los Angeles. 



In 1972, the Deavers moved to 
Lake Isabella where they owned 
and operated the South Fork Re- 
alty for about 12 years. 

Danny was a member also of 
the VFW. 

Honorary pallbearers were 
Jack Austin, Glenn Coins, Doyle 
Anders, Joe Thomas. Mr. Deaver 
passed away in Long Beach vet- 
erans hospital after a batUi ng with 
a rare blood disease. Burial was 
in Riverside veterans cemetery. 

Arrangements made by Peek 
Family Colonial Funeral Home 
in Westminster. 



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Bea Adair 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Wednesday, Oct. 23 
graveside at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery tor Beatrice Lillian 
"Bea" Adair of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating was Rev. Louis 
Fabrizius. pastor of the Shepherd 
of the Hills Lutheran Church of 
Lake Isabella. Mrs. Adair passed 
away Oct. 19 in Riverside. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husband Jesse Adair, deceased 
July 26, 1 984. She is survived by 
her sons Earl of Riverside, James 
of Riverside, daughters Dariene 
Grant of Montana. Marueen 
Burnett of Huntington Beach, 
aunt Bcrnice Zaby of Southgatc, 
12 grandchildren and 16 great 
grandchildren. Bea was a mem- 
ber of the Shepherd of the Hills 
Lutheran Church Lake Isabella 
and the Kern Valley Hospital 
Auxiliary. 

She had been a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past 21 years. 

Born March 1, 1913 in Mis- 
souri. Beatrice Lillian Adair was 
78. Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery, Wofford Heights. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Anna Peterson 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Thursday, Oct. 24 
graveside at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery for Anna S. Peterson 
of Onyx. Officiating was Rev. 
James Lee. Pastor of the Valley 
Community Church of Lake 
Isabella. 

Mrs. Peterson passed away at 
home Oct. 19 following illness. 
She is survived by her husband 
Kenneth of Onyx: son Raymond 
Paul King o! Florida; daughter 
Geru"ude Mavis also of Rorida; 
two grandchildren and one grcat- 
granchild. 

Mrs Peterson was retired from 
Rockwell International Corp and 
had been a resident of the Kern 
Valley for the past 18 years. 

Born Nov. 25, 1905 in Decatur, 
Illinois. Anna "Ann" Peterson 
was 85 years of age. 

Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements: Valley 
Mortuary. 



Brad Beck 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted graveside at the 
Greenlawn Memorial Park 
Cemetery in Bakersfield for Brad 
Allan Beck of Bakersfield. 

Officiating at the graveside and 
at a memorial service was Charley 
Burns, Jehovah's Witness. 

Brad passed away Oct. 18 in 
Bakersfield as a result of a motor 
vehicle accident. 

He is survived by his parents 
Michael and Janis Beck of Lake 
Isabella: brother Todd of 
Bakersfield; sisters Kellee of 
Bakersfield and Stacy of Hun- 
tington Beach. 

Born Oct. 19, 1969 in 
Lancaster, Brad Allan Beck was 
21 years ofage. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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George Keigley 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Tuesday. No v. 5 graveside 
at the Kern Valley Cemetery in 
Wotford Heights near Lake 
Isabella for George Keigley of 
Mt. Mesa. OfficiaLing was Rev. 
David Long, pastor of the Grace 
Bible Church of Lake Isabella. 
Mr. Keigley passed away Oct. 30 
at home. 

He is preceded in death by his 
wife Evalyn deceased Sept. 8, 
1991 and brother Mac Keigley, 
deceased June 2. 1991. 

George Keigley is survived by 
his brother and sister in law 
Marshall and Dorothy Keigley of 
Taft ; two nieces and four nephews 
in Tail and Bakcrslleld; one sis- 
ter in law Noris Keigley resides 
in Tafl and many relatives and 
friends in California and Okla- 
homa. 

George Keigley was a combat 
veteran of the U.S. Army during 
WW II. He was awarded the 
Purple Heart for wounds received 
in action. He was retired after 25 
years in the service with Pioneer 
Mercantile where he worked with 
his wile in Taft and Bakersfield. 

Born Oct. 1, 1925 in Sapulpa, 
Oklahoma. George Keigley was 
66 years of age. 

Arrangements: Valley Mortu- 
ary. 



Shirley Hanawalt 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Thursday Oct. 31 at the 
Mt. View Southern Baptist 
Church in Lake Isabella for 
Shirley Hanawalt of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was Rev. 
Dcryl Lackey, pastor. 

Mrs. Hanawalt passed away 
Oct. 28 at Memorial Hospital in 
Bakcrslleld. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husband Douglas Hanawalt de- 
cea.scd Jan. 20, 1986. Shirley is 
survived by her son Wayne of 
Southlakc; daughter Diane Uhlcr 
ol Bakersfield and grandchildren. 

Shirley Hanawalt was a 
member of the Mt. View So. 
Baptist Church; a founding 
member of the Kern Valley 
Hospital Foundation. At present 
she had represented the city 
hostess in the Kern Valley and 
was the holder of a California 
building contractor's license. 

Born May 27. 1927 in New 
York Shirley Agnes Hanawalt 
was 64 years of age. Interment at 
the Kern Valley Cemetery. Ar- 
rangements: Valley Mortuary. 



Clark "Slim" Fred 
Hanson 

Private cremation arrange- 
ments were made forClark "Slim" 
Fred Hanson of Lake Isabella. 
Slim was born Nov. 1 1, 1909 in 
Bakcrslleld and died Oct. 15 in 
Bakcrslleld alter a long illness. 
He was 8 1 years old. 

He was preceded in death by 
his wife Virginia who died Aug. 
18. 1986. 

He is survived by his sisters 
Lois and Rosalee both of 
Bakersfield, nieces and nephews 
of Bakersfield and Los Angeles. 



Roy A. Hall 



A funeral service was con- 
ducted Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the Mt. 
View So. Baptist Church in Lake 
Isabella lor Roy A. Hall of Lake 
Isabella. 

Interment was at the Kern 
Valley Cemetery. Rev. Deryl 
Lackey officiated. Arrangements: 
Valley Mortuary. Please consult 
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Roy Hall 

A luncral service was con- 
ducted Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Mt. 
View Southern Baptist Church, 
Lake Isabella for Roy Hall of 
Lake Isabella. OlTiciating was 
Rev. Deryl Lackey, pastor. Mr. 
Hall passed away Nov. 1 at the 
Kern Valley Hospital in Mt. Mesa. 
He is survived by his wife Mary 
ol Lake Isabella; sons Keith A. 
Hall of Lake Isabella, Kenny A. 
Hall of Bakerstlcld; daughter 
Kandi Ann Lewis of Saugus: 
Roy's father Marlin Cluey Hall 
of Lake Isabella Roy is also 
survived by his sister Norma of 
Lake Isabella; granddaughters 
Jennifer and Elizabeth. 

Roy Hall is preceded in death 
by his mother Doris deceased 
Sept. 27. 1991 andbrotherConnie 
Mack Hall, deceased in 1986. 

Roy was the manager of the 
new Crossroads Texaco and 
miniman in Lake Isabella. He 
attended church at the Mt. View 
Southern Baptist church and had 
been a resident of the Kern Val- 
ley for the past 17 years, having 
moved here from ifie Los Ange- 
les area where he worked for the 
McDonnell-Douglas Corp. as a 
truck driver. 

Born Feb. 21. 1940 in 
Ardmorc. Carter County, Okla- 
homa. Roy Allen Hall as51 years 
of age. 

Inlcrnicni at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery, Wofford 
Heights, where graveside prayers 
were led by Pastor Deryl Lackey. 
Arrangements: Valley Monuary. 



Helena Marie Ellis 

Helena Marie Ellisof Wofford 
Heights was born in Kiel. Ger- 
many in 1902 and entered this 
country in 1923. She married 
Erskine Ellis in Iowa in 1926. He 
preceded her in death, in 1965. 

She moved to California, re- 
siding in Wofford Heights in her 
retiring years. Her only sister 
preceded her in death in 1988. 
Close relatives are her niece and 
nephew Harold and Lucille 
Anderson of Las Vcuas, Nevada. 

Helena Marie Ellis passed 
away Nov. 1. at the San Joaquin 
Hospital in Bakerstlcld. 

"Do not stand at my grave and 
weep, 

"I am not there, I do not sleep. 

"T am a thousand winds that 
blow; 

"I am the diamond glints on 
snow. 

"T am the sunlight on ripened 
grain; 

"1 am the gentle autumn's rain. 

"When you awaken in the 
morning's hush, 

"I am the swift uplifting rush 

"Ofquiet birds in circled flight. 

"I am the soft star that shines at 
night. 

"Do not stand at my grave and 
cry. 

"I am not there; I did not die." 
(Author Unknown) 



David Frank 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Friday, Nov. 8 graveside 
at the Kern River Valley cemetery 
in Wofford Heights for David 
Frank of Lake Isabella. Officiat- 
ing was Rev. John Carpenter, 
pastor of the Church of the 
Nazarene Lake Isabella and in- 
terim pastor of the Weldon 
Methodist church. Mr. Frank 
passed away at home Nov. 4 
following illness. 

He is survived by his wife of 
28 years, Carol of Lake Isabella; 
mother in law Julie Johnson of 
Bodnsh;daughtersCindyWalden 
of Reno, Liz Martinez of Lake 
Isabella. Julie Ferrato of Reno, 
Denise Polls of Rockland; son 
Chris Frank of Battle Mountain, 
Nevada; seven grandchildren and 
many loving brothers and sisters. 

Dave Frank had worked in the 
construction for the past 40 years 
and had been a resident of the 
Kern Valley since 1967. 

Born Aug. 25, 1936 in Wolf 
Point, Roosevelt County, Mon- 
tana, David Byron Frank was 55. 
Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangenicnls: Valley 
Monuary. 



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Phil Fischer 

Philmorc Melvin "Slraw Hat 
Phil" Fischcrot'Wotford Heights 
passed away Nov. 5 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his daughter 
and son in law Linda and Edward 
Mutchall ol' Southlakc; son and 
daughter in law Ronald and 
Annette Fischer of Sacramento; 
daughter and son in law Kalhy 
and Cecil Bell of" Colorado 
Springs. Colorado; daughter and 
son in law Margaret and Ray 
Ramas also ofColorado Springs; 
son and daughter in law Larry 
and Lori Fischer of Indiana; son 
and daughter in law John and 
Colleen Fischer of Washington; 
brothers Harold. Arthur and 
Seymour all of New York State; 
sisters Gladys Eldred of New 
York and Dorothy Murphy of In- 
diana; 18 grandchildren and five 
great-grandchildren. 

Phil Fischer was a WW II 
veteran of the U.S. Army who 
was captured in combat by Ger- 
man Forces in 1944 and was re- 
leased in 1945 when allied aircraft 
stoppedaPOW train. Mr. Fischer 
was awarded the Bronze Star and 
Purple Heart. He was a Disabled 
American Veteran and a Life 
Member of DAV KRV chapter 
54and VFW. 

Phil was a retired machinist 
who worked for Marquardt Corp 
in Van Nuys. He had resided in 
the Kern Valley for the past 15 
years. 

Born Jan. 16. 1911 in Valatie 
(pronounced Valay-Shus) town- 
ship, Columbia County, the apple 
growing region of central New 
York state, Philmorc Melvin 
Fi.scher, Jr. was 80 years of age. 

Interment of cremated remains 
at the Mission San Fernando 
Cemetery. San Fernando. Cre- 
mation arrangements: Valley 
Moauary. ' 

Memorial donations to the 
Kern Valley Hospital Foundation 
in memory of Phil Fischer will be 
greatly appreciated. 



Hugh Ross Jeanson 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Sunday, Nov. 10 at the 
Highland Chapel United Meth- 
odist Church in Lake Isabella for 
Hugh Jeanson of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating was Rev. James Lee, 
Pastor of the Valley Community 
Church of Lake Isabella. 

Mr. Jeanson is survived by his 
wife Leslie of Lake Isabella; 
daughters Judy Protiva of Peace 
Valley, Missouri, Rosanna 
Silvester of Anchorage. Alaska; 
five grandchildren; Hugh's 
mother Orla Mae Jeanson resides 
in Bakersfield; sister Olive Mac 
Graves, of Reno. 

Mr. Jeanson was also survived 
by niece Gaye Graves of Palo 
Alto and nephew Garrett Graves 
of Wofford Heights. 

Hugh was a founding member 
of the Kern Valley Hospital Board 
of Trustees. Hugh Jcansons" ef- 
forts led to the creation of the 
Kern Valley Hospital District. He 
operated his own insurance 
business in Bellllowcr and Lake 
Isabella for a total of 32 years. 
During WW II, Hugh served with 
the U.S. Army in combat in the 
Central Paci tic region. Durinu the 

attack of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7. 
194 1 . He was in Honolulu and is 
a member of the Pearl Harbor 
Survivors Assoc. KRV chapter 
19, the VFW and the Rotary. 

Born Dec. 25, 1918 in Bell- 
flower, Hugh was 72 years of 
age. 

Interment at the Forest Lawn 
Memorial Park, Glendale. Ar- 
rangements: Valley Mortuary. 

Memorial donations to the 
Kern Valley Hospital Foundation 
in memory of Hugh Jeansen will 
be appreciated. 



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Harriet Kay 

Ada Harriet Kay of Lake 
Isabella passed away Nov. 21 at 
ihe Pacific Regency Convales- 
ccnl Hospital in Bakcrsfield. She 
is survived by her husband Wil- 
liam Henry Kay and son Roben 
ol'Soulhlakc. 

Born Dec. 22, l905inTopcka, 
Shawnee County, Kansas, Ada 
Harriet Kay was S5 years of age. 

Inicrnicnt of cremated remains 
at the Kern Valley Cemetery. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



John Marshall 
Carroll 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Thursday. Nov. 21 
graveside at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery in Wofford Heights for 
John Marsha!! Carroll of Bodfish. 
Eulogy was delivered by family 
members with .scriptural readings 
by Joel Astor. 

Mr Carroll passed away Nov. 
18 at home following illness. He 
is survived by his wife Maxine 
Carroll ol Bodfish; daughter 
Patricia Conklin ol Bodfish; two 
grandchildren and one great- 
grandchild 

Born July 13, 1915 in Bloom- 
ing Grove, Navarro County, 
Texas, John Carroll was 76 years 
of age. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Loy Tidwell 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Friday. Nov. 22 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isabella for Loy Tidwell of 
Bodfish. Officiating were offic- 
ers ot KRV Masonic Lodge No. 
827F& AM. Mr. Tidwell passed 
away Nov. 20 at home. 

He is survived by his wife of 
59 years Goldie of Bodfish; 
daughter Kay Gowdy of Buena 
Park; three grandchildren and 
seven great-grandchildren. 

Loy Tidwell was a Master 
Masonandamemberofihe KRV 
Lodge No. 827. He had resided in 
the Kern Valley for the past 10 
years and was reli red from Mobil 
Oil Corp. 

Born Jan. 24. 1909 in Texas. 
Loy Tidwell was 82 years of age. 

Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Wollord Heights; 
Arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
ary. 



LaVona 
Hollenbeck 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Thursday. Nov. 21 
graveside at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery Wollord Heights for 
LaVona Catherine "Katy" 
Hollenbeck of Wofford Heights. 
Eulogy and prayers were deliv- 
ered by family and friends. Mrs. 
Hollenbeck passed away sud- 
denly at home on Nov. 18. 

She is survived by her son and 
daughter in law Larry and Marsha 
Launder ol Ontario; grand- 
daughters Kathy. Michelle and 
Melissa and one great grandchild. 

Katy Hollenbeck will be re- 
membered at the cook for the 
coffee shop at Kern Valley Golf 
Course where .she worked for 12 
years. 

Born Jan. 9, 1920 in Iowa. 
LaVona Catherine Hollenbeck 
was 71 years of age. Arrange- 
ments: Valley Mortuary. 



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Elizabeth Mary 
Jones Tucker 

Elizabeth Mary Jones Tucker, 
74, of Lake Isabella passed away 
Nov. 25, 1991 at San Joaquin 
Community Hospital in Bakers- 
field after a brief illness. Crema- 
tion followed under the direction 
of Mish Funeral Home. Graveside 
services will be held at a later 
date at the Sunset Cemetery in 
Ontario, Oregon. 

Elizabeth Tucker was born 
Sept. 21, 1917 in St. Paul, Min- 
nesota, the daughter of Joseph 
Ellis Jones and Agnes Virginia 
Judge Jones. She was raised and 
educated in Luverne, Minnesota 
ana graduated from Mankato 
Teacher's College in Mankato, 
Minnesota. During World War 
II, she worked in the defense 
plants in St. Paul, Minnesota. On 
April 27, 1951 she married 
Shirleigh Denton Tucker, Jr in 
Omaha, Nebraska and the moved 
to a ranch above Brogan, Oregon. 
They raised four children and later 
divorced. Mrs. Tucker moved to 
Boise, Idaho in 1974 and did 
private duty nursing. In May, 
1990, she moved to Lake Isabella 
to live with her daughter and 
family. 

Elizabeth Tucker is survived 
by two daughter Mrs. Lauren 
(Virginia) Spenceof Lake Isabella 
and Mrs. Jon (Elizabeth) Dawley 
of Lewiston. Idaho; two sons, 
Denton and wife Debi and Wil- 
liam, both of Brogan, Oregon; 
three brothers. David of Ogilvie, 
Minnesota, Herbert of St. Paul 
and James of Chicago. Illinois; 
fourgranddaughiers Kathleen and 
Gwendolyn Spence of Lake 
Isabella; Carolyn Dawley of 
Lewiston, Idaho and Haylet 
Tucker of Brogan, Oregon and 
five grandsons, Alan Dawley and 
Douglas andfrederick Tucker of 
Oregon and Jon and Matthew 
Spenceof Lake Isabella. She was 
preceded in death by her parents 
and brother Joseph. 



Jane Bedwell 

Jane Au.stin Bcdwcll of Squir- 
rel Valley passed away Nov. 25 
at the home of her daughter, Judy 
following illness. 

Jane is survived by her hus- 
band of 56 years Howard, 
daughter and son in law Sandra 
and Douglas Ernest ofPalmdalc; 
daughter and son in law Judith 
and Richard Halgren of Squirrel 
Valley; seven grandchildren; nine 
great-grandchildren; brother Bide 
Austin of Sepulveda and sister 
Constance Nicholson of Seal 
Beach. 

Jane and Howard Bedwell built 
their home in Squirrel Valley in 
1969 and retired to the Kern Val- 
ley in 1976. 

Jane was an active member of 
the Grandmother's Club 94 and 
showed her talents in ceramics 
and doll making classes at the 
senior center in Lake Isabella. 
Born June 23, 1916 in Allison, 
Butler County, Iowa, Jane 
Bedwell was 75 years of age. 

A memorial service will be 
conducted Saturday, Dec. 7 at the 
First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella for Jane. Officiating will 
be Rev. Douglas Ernest, her son 
in law. Memorial donations in 
memory of Jane Bedwell may be 
sent to the American Cancer So- 
ciety P.O.Box 435 Wofford 
Heights, 93285. 

Interment of cremated remains 
at the Kern Valley Cemetery, 
cremation arrangements: Valley 
Mortuary. 



Arvilla Franklin 

Memorial services will beheld 
Friday, Dec. 6 at the Kernville 
United Methodist Church at 1 1 
a.m. for Arvilla Franklin, who 
passed away Dec. 1 at the age of 
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Lydia Ann 

Hennersdorf 

Lydia Ann Hennersdorf was 
born Lydia Ann Bueltner in Mil- 
waukee, Wisconsin on Feb. 27, 
190L She passed away Nov. 12 
at San Joaquin Care Center in 
Bakersfield. 

Early in her lite, she met and 
married William Hennersdorf and 
moved to San Diego for a number 
of years. Her husband preceded 
her in death in 1966. 

After his passing, she moved 
to Kemville and made her home 
withherbrotherCeorgeBuettner. 
Six years later her brother died 
and she made her home with 
Wiiiard and Eileen Van Fossen. 
Relatives include her three cous- 
ins, Norma Schaffcr of Milwau- 
kee, Esther Phieffcr, of Milwau- 
kee and Ray Buettncr also of 
Milwaukee. 

in 1991, Lydia became a 
memberof the EastemStar Electa 
Order 75 in Milwaukee. After 
moving to San Diego, she became 
a member of the Southern Star 
Chapter of OES San Diego and 
also a member of the Mecca 
Temple, Daughters of the Nile. 

She also was a charter member 
of the OES Kern River Valley 
No. 643. 

Interment at Greenwood Me- 
morial Park in San Diego. Offi- 
ciation was Rev. Willard 
Vanfossen of Lake Isabella. 



James Barton 

James Barton of Lake Isabella 
passed away Nov. 26 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital in Mt. Mesa. He 
is survived by his wife of 26 years 
Lillian of Lake Isabella; sons Tom 
of Florida. John of Kansas, Bob 
of Oregon, David of California; 
daughters Connie Turner of Cali- 
fornia, Pamela Riley of Oregon: 
12 grandchildren, three great 
grandchildren; his mother Mrs. 
Margaret Croce of Bakersfield. 
In addition, he is survived by 
sisters Mary Darrah of Bakers- 
field, Eva Lawson of California; 
brother Jack Barton of Visalia. 

James Barton was a WW II 
veteran of the U. S. Navy who 
served in the Asiatic-Pacific re- 
gion. 

Born Dec. 15, 1925 in Dayton. 
Montgomery, Ohio. James Alden 
Barton was 65 years of age. Cre- 
mation arrangements: Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Ralph "Pop-C" 
Carter 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted graveside at ihc Kern River 
Valley Cemetery for Ralph 
Wayne Carter of Bodnsh. Offi- 
ciating was Rev. James Lcc, 
Pastor of the Valley Community 
Church in Lake Isabella. 

Mr. Carter passed away at 
home Dec. 3 following illness. 
He is survived by his wife of 61 
years MargarelCancrofBodUsh; 
sons Donald Carter and wife Lee 
of Cobcrg, Oregon, James Carter 
and wife Pat of Bakcrsficld; five 
grandchildren and nine great- 
grandchildren. Ralph Carter was 
a charter member of the Moose 
KRV Lodge 498 and the Single 
Side BandClub where was known 
by his CB handle of 'Pop C". Mr. 
Carter had served or many years 
as president of the Oak Knoll 
Mutual Water Co of Bodfish. 

A resident of Kern County for 
the past 48 years. Ralph Carter 
was retired from oilfield work 
where he served as manager of 
Pacific Perforating Co. in 
Bakersficld. 

BornJuly21, 191 1 inMcndon. 
Mercer County, Ohio. Ralph 
Wayne Carter was SO years of 
age. 

Interment at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. Arrangements 
Valley Mortuary. Memorial do- 
nations to the American Cancer 
Society, P.O. Box A}5 Wofford 
Heights, CA 93285 i n memory of 
Ralph Carter will be appreciated. 



Douglas Marcel 
Wick 

Douglas Marcel Wick passed 
away on Nov. 29 at his home in 
Brookings, Oregon. He was born 
April 9, 1920 in Edinburg, North 
Dakota. He served in the United 
States Marines from 1939 to 1945. 
He was married to his wi fc Shirley 
on Dec. 4, 1951 in Las Vegas, 
Nevada. He was a member of the 
Elks for 30 years. He moved to 
the area from Kern vi lie three years 
ago. 

He is survived by his wife 
Shirley Wick of Brookjngs, -Or- 
egon; also surviving are his son 
Douglas Wick of Santa Barbara; 
two daughters, Carol Berton'c of 
Sunland, CA and Marylin Chase 
of Phoenix, Arizona. Also sur- 
viving arc four sisters: DcPhac 
Grain, Phylis Meldahl, Phylis 
Meldahl, Arlene Nabseth and 
Sharon Stone all of Seattle, 
Washington; four grandchildren. 

Services were held Dec. 4 in 
Biookings. Oregon. 



Raymond Bell 

Raymond-Albert Bell of Lake 
ISflhella passed away at home 
Nov. 18. He is survived by one 
sister. 

BornMarch28. 1908inTcxas, 
Raymond Albert Bell was 83 
years of age. 

Interment at the Union Cem- 
etery Bakersficld. Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. 



William Kay 

William H. Kay of Lake 
Isabella passed away Dec. 3 at 
Pacific Regency Nursing Home 
in Bakersficld. where his wife 
Harriet Kay passed away Nov. 
2 1 . Both of them are survived by 
Ihcir only son Robert W. Kay and 
wife Marian of Southlake; 
grandson. Robert W. Kay Jr. of 
Tucson. Arizona; granddaughters 
Shelley Onialcve and husband 
Steve ofChi no Hills and one great 
granddaughter Stephani Omalcv. 

William and Harriet retired to 
Lake Isabella over 20 years ago 
after William retired from the Los 
Angeles County Flood control 
with 35 years of service. He was 
born in Los Angeles on Dec. 29. 
1905 and Harriet was born Dec. 
22. 1905. Both would have been 
S6 years this month. 

Their, cremated remains will 
be ,scattcred at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Cremation is by Val- 
ley Mortuary. 



Leona Buckallew 

A funeral service was con- 
<jiicted Dec. 3 at the Valley 
Mortuary ChapelinLakc Isabella 
for Leona Alice Dcnncy- 
Buckallcw of Bodfish. Internment 
was at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. A more complete 
obituary will appear in next 
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Samuel Dean Edge 

A funeral service was held 
Friday, Dec. 13 at the Kingdom 
Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses for 
Samuel Dean Edge, the infant 
son of Erik and Kirsten Edge. 
Officiaiing was Ronald Pavey of 
the Lake Isabella congregation of 
Jehovah's Witnesses. Interment 
was at Kern River Valley Cem- 
etery in Wofford Heights. 

Samuel was born Nov. 24 in 
Weldon and died Dec. S at Kern 
Medical Center in Bakcrsficld. 
He was 1 5 days old. He is survived 
by his parents Erik and Kirsten 
Edge, brother Joseph and sister 
Katie Edge all of Weldon. 
grandparents Vic and Judy Edge 
of Santa Anna, grandparents 
Dwight and Eva Wincnger ul 
Desert Hot Springs. 

We look forward to seci ng him 
again when Jesus Christ 
resurrrecis all those in the me- 
morial tombs to a life everlasting 
on a cleansed, paradise earth. We 
arc thankful to all tho.se who have 
helped us during our need. 

Arrangements; Valley Mortu- 
ary. 

Sandra Gail Cordier 

Private cremation anange- 
ments were made tor Sandra Gail 
Cordier of Wofford Heights. 
Sandra was born May 22. 1 949 in 
Pennsylvania and died Dec. 6 in 
Mt. Mesa. She was 42 year old. 

She is survived by her parents 
Clarence and Enid Burgess of 
Kcrnvillc; sisters Virginia Bur- 
gess of Phoenix, and Mary 
Ashworth of Lancaster. 

Arrangements: Valley Mortu- 
ary. 



Douglas M. Wick 

Douglas Marcel Wick, 71. died 

Nov. 29 at his home in Brookings, 
Oregon. 

He was born April 9, 1920 in 
Edinburg, ND and raised in North 
Dakota and served in the U.S. 
Marine Corps from 1939 to 1945 
in World War II. 

He ouncd his own commer- 
cial heating in Los Angeles for 
many years and was married to 
his wife, Shirley Dec. 4, 1951 in 
Las Vegas. Mr. Wick was a 
member of the Elks for 30 years. 
He moved to Brooki ngs five years 
ago from Kernville. 

He was an avid fisherman and 
hunter. His son tounded "Friends 
Fisherman and Fellowship" in 
honor of the difference he made 
111 their lives 15 years ago. A 
trophy was given to the man who 
lui.s been the most inspiralmiuil to 
ihc youth in his community each 
year. The trophy changes hands 
each year. 

Mr. Wick IS survived by his 
wife, Shirley ol' Brookings: son 
Douglas N. Wick ol Santa Bar- 
bara: daughters Carol Bcnonc of 
Suiiland and Marilyn Chase of 
Phoeni.x; sisters Dephae Caain, 
Phyllis Meldahl, Arlene Nabscth 
and Sharon Slonc of Seattle, lour 
grandchildren and three great- 
grandchildren. 

Services were held Dec. 4 in 
Brookings. Oregon. Dec. 4 
marked the 4()th wedding anni- 
vcrsarv of the Wicks. 



Leona Alice 
Denney-Buckailew 

A funeral service was held 
Tuesday. Dec. 3 ai I p.m ai ihc 
Valley Mortuary chapel in Lake 
Isabella lor Leona Alice 
Buckallcw of Bodllsh. Officiai- 
ing was Reverend Terry Speerol 
the Crown Valley Community 
Church of Acton. Interment fol- 
lowed at the Kern Valley Cem- 
etery in Wofford Heights. 

Mrs. Buckallcw was born April 
6, 1914 in Hollywood and died 
Nov 26 in Van Nuys. She was 77 
years old. She is preceded in death 
by her husband. 

She is survived by her son 
Waller and daughter-in-law 
Carolyn Buckallcw of Acton; 
grandchildren Melinda, Monty 
and Shane; sisters Evelyn Petty, 
Wilma Syler and brother Tom 
Rankin. 

Mrs. Buckallcw was active in 
the local Grandmothers club, the 
Eastern Star and the Bodfisti 
Homeowners Association. She 
was a nine year resident of the 
Kern Valley. 

Arrangements: Valley Mortu- 
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Arthur Dale Smart 

Arthur Dale Smart of 
Southlake passed away Dec. 16 
at the Kern Valley Hospital, Ml. 
Mesa. 

He is preceded in death by his 
.son, Arthur, Jr. deceased in 1985 
and survived by his wife Marian 
J. Smart of Southlake; daughters 
Donclta, Jean, Kathryn and Sally 
all of Indianapolis, Indiana,;' 
daughter Valcne Dahm of Lake 
Isabella, sons Duane of 
Pcarlblossom and Wayne of 
Pierce City, Missouri; brother 
Robcn Smart of Wagner, Okla- 
homa; sisters Sarah Buchanan of 
Hemel, Barbara Ann Whitaker of 
Peris and grandchildren. 

Arthur Smart was a member of 
the Eagles and Moose and had 
been a resident of the Kern Val- 
ley for the past eight years. 

Cremations arrangements: 
Valley Mortuary. 



John E. Wallace 

John Edward Wallace of Kelso 
Valley passed away athomc Dec. 
18 following illness. He is sur- 
vived by his wife Joan of Kelso 
Valley; daughter Terry Sohns of 
Canyon Country; grandsons 
Wesley and Brian of Canyon 
Country; sisters LeoraGalston of 
Coolidge. Arizona. Glcta Jackson 
of Mesa, Arizona, Jerlene Chris- 
tian of Squaw Valley and many 
nieces and nephews. Mr. Wallace 
was a WW 11 veteran of the U.S. 
Marine Corps who served in the 
Asiatic-Pacific region and with 
the occupation troops in Japan 
following the war. He was a 
Master Ma.son and a member of 
Lambskin Lodge No. 560 of St. 
Louis. Missouri. 

Born April 20, 1924 in Kennel. 
Dunkin County, Missouri, John 
Edward Wallace was 64 years of 
age. Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Walter William Black 

Memorial services arc pend- 
ing lor Walter W."Blackic" Black 
of Bodfish who passed away Dec. 
14 at the Kern Valley Hospital in 
Ml. Mesa. Mr. Black is preceded 
in death by his wife Josephine 
deceased May 9, 1989 and sur- 
vived by his daughter Veloris 
Hippof Lcona Valley; son LcRoy 
Black of San Fernando Valley; 
granddaughters TaniMcCaslin of 
Quartz Hill and Kimi Sue French 
of Oakley and two great-grand- 
sons Collin William McCaslin 
and Casey Robert McCaslin both 
of Quartz Hill. 

Walter Black was a member of 
the Elks and had been a resident 
of the Kern River Valley for the 
past 24 years. Born Sept. 30,1913 
in Marysville, Marshall County, 
Kansas, Walter William Black 
was 78 years of age. Cremation 
arrangements: Valley Mortuary. 



Bessie M. Davidson 

Bessie Marie Davidson ws 
born March 27, 1916 and passed 
away Nov. 4 following major 
surgeryatSan Joaquinhospital in 
Bakerslleld. 

She is survived by one son. 
William Early Davidson of Horn 
Lake, Mississippi and two 
grandchildren; two brothers John 
Parish of Kansas City, MO and 
Henry Parish of Bodllsh. 

Marie was a member of the 
Eagles Lodge drill team in Mt. 
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William H. Moore 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted at the KRV Elks Lodge 
Wofford Heights on Wednesday 
Dec. 18 for William H. "Bill" 
Moore of Wofford Heights. Of- 
ficiating were officers of KRV 
EllksLodgeNo. 2358 BPOE. Mr. 
Moore passed away at home Dec. 
14. 

He is survived by his wife 
Jennie of Wofford Heights; 
daughters Ellen Glasshapcl of 
Flagstaff, Pam Beebe of Pueblo. 
Colorado. Pat Roepkeof Whitiier; 
sons William of Anaheim. Greg 
of Covina and Randy of LaVcme; 
one sister Clara Louise Moyor of 
Phoenix and nine grandchildren. 

Bill was retired from the 
Denver and Rio Grande Railroad 
as freight sales manager. He was 
an Elk and a Mason and member 
of the ICRV Elks Lodge No. 2358 
and ICRV Masonic Lodge No. 
827. During WW II. Bill served 
with the U.S. Navy as a 
pharmacist's mate. He had resided 
in the Kern Valley for the past 1 1 
years. 

Born July 9, 1925. in Victor, 
Colorado, William Hamilton 
Moore was 66 years of age. 

Interment of cremated remains 
at the Kern Valley Cemetery in 
Wofford Heights. Cremation by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Mary Nestell 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted TTiursday. Dec. 19 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isaheila for Mary A. Nestell of 
Lake Isabella. Officiating was 
Rev. Deryl Lackey, Pastor of the 
Mt. View Southern Baptist 
Church of Lake Isabella. Mrs. 
Nestell passed away Dec. 16 at 
home. 

She is survived by daughter 
Dolores Marti ncau of Rosamond, 
daughter Diana Forbes of Alta 
Sierra: daughter Betty Wasii of 
Avila Beach: sons Tommy 
Lambert of Montana. Joseph 
Dorris of Colorado; sister Betty 
Moody of Canada and friend Billy 
Radford of Lake Isabella; eight 
grandchildren and five great- 
grandchildren. 

Mary was a member of the 
KRV ScniorCitizcns. AARPand 
VFW Auxiliary. She had attended 
church at the Mt. View Southern 
Baptist and was a resident of the 
Kern River Valley for the past 32 
years. Born Jan. 28, 1911 in Ot- 
tawa, Canada. Mary Alexandra 
Nestell was 80 years of age. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Robert!. Merriam Herbert L.Kent 



Robert Tricb Mcrriam passed 
away Dec. 22 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. He was born in Phoenix, 
Arizona on April 23, 1908 and 
was 83 years of age. He was a 
resident oi' Squirrel Valley and 
had lived in the Kern River Val- 
ley lor the past 23 years. 

A memorial mass was held 
Friday, Dec. 27 at 9 a.m. at the St. 
Jude's Catholic Church in 
WolTord Heights. Monsignor 
Anthony Hcrdegcn otTiciatcd. 

He is survived by his wile of 
41 years. Ro.se olSquirrcl Valley; 
a daughter Audrey Hamilton of 
Alexandria. Virginia; three 
grandchildren, Nadja Morales of 
El Paso. Texas, Alendra Hamilton 
of Berkley. California and Ed- 
ward Hamilton of Sunnyvale, 
California, and one great grand- 
daughter. 

Bob Merriam was a prisoner 
of war at Santa Thomas in the 
Phillipines for 3 and one-half 
years during World War II. Upon 
release he was sent by John 
Hopkins University to the Naval 
Ordinance Test Station at China 
Lake, where he remained until 
retirement in 1968asanelecU"onic 
engineer. 

Bob Merriam was involved in 
the formulaljon of the Kern Val- 
ley Historical Society Museum, 
served as curator for 1 5 years and 
was later named Curator Emeri- 
tus. He was a member of the 
National Association of Retired 
Federal Employees, South Fork 
Property Owners Association, 
Kern River Valley Historical 
Society and several other local 
organizations. He was a member 
of St. Jude's Catholic church. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 

In lieu of flowers, the family 
suggests donations in memory of 
Robert Merriam to the Kern River 
Valley Historical Society or the 
American Cancer Society. 



A memorial service was held 
at the First Presbyterian Church 
for Herbert Kent, O.D. 

Dr. Kent graduated from U.C. 
Berkeley School of Optomeuy in 
1932 began his practice in 
Scbastopol and had practiced in 
Fresno since 1935. Dr. Kent was 
a life member of the American 
Optometric Association and 
California Optometric A.ssocia- 
ti(.)n, past president of the Central 
California Optometric Society 
and first president of the Flying 
Optometrists of America. 

He was past director and 
president of the American 
Optometric Foundation and a 
founding member of the Optom- 
etrists Professional Associates 
and Investment Club. He was a 
member of the Quiet Birdsmen 
and Silver Wings, life member of 
the Elks Club, a member of the 
California Historical Society, 
volunteer worker and contributor 
to the Cornerstone Church. He 
was also a member of the Fresno 
County Sheriffs Air Squadron 
and past General Chairman of the 
Interprofessional Forum on 
Reading. 

Surviving arc his daughter 
Patricia Smayda; son in law 
Robert Smayda and two grand- 
sons Anthony and Alex Smayda 
all of Walnut Creek and a brother. 
Paul Kent, O.D., and sister-in- 
law Marie Kent, both of Santa 
Rosa. 

Dr. Herbert Lucas Kent was 
born March 26. 1910. 

In lieu of tlowers, the family 
prefers contributions to the 
American Optometric Founda- 
tion, 533 Wisconsin Avenue, 
Suite 1149 Chevy Chase, MD 
20815. 



Pat Jane Stover 

A funeral service will be held 
Saturday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. at 
the Valley Mortuary Chapel in 
Lake Isabella for Pat Jane Stover 
of Lake Isabella. Officiating was 
pastor Floyd Castillo of the 
Highland Chapel Methodist 
Church of Lake Isabella. 

Mrs. Stover was born Dec. 1 3, 
1928 in Hannibal, Missouri and 
died Dec. 24 in Mt. Mesa. She 
was 63 years old. She is survived 
by her husband of 46 years 
Delmon Stover of Lake Isabella; 
daughters Dorothy Werno of Lake 
Isabella. Darla Sink of Costa 
Mesa; sons Delmon Stover Jr. of 
Hawaii, Donald Stover of 
Sheldon, Connecticut; 14 grand- 
children and 7 great grandchil- 
dren. Mrs. Stover was a nine year 
resident of the Kern Valley. 

Arrangements: Valley Mortu- 
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Lillian Kinseth 

Lillian G. Kinseth of Lake 
Isabella died Dec. 15 al Kern 
Valley Hospital at the age of 58. 

Mrs. Kinseth was born Jan. 3, 
1933 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 
She was a housewife and lived i n 
Wofford Heights for three years. 

She is survived by her son 
Raymond Kinseth of Wofford 
Heights; sons Ronald Zurck, of 
Wofford Heights. Steven Zurck, 
of Chippewa Falls, WI, stepsons, 
David Loosemore, Danny 
Loosemore of Michigan; daugh- 
ters Carla Myer of Wofford 
Heights, Tami Zurek and Trudy 
Day, both of of Chippewa Falls, 
Wisconsin. She is also survived 
by 10 grandchildren and three 
great-grandchildren; brothers 
Robert Price, Joe Price, Kenneth 
Price, sisters Florence Halcuist, 
Betty Stelzer, half brother Art 
Carrol of Eau Claire, WI. 

Services were held Dec. 16 at 
the First Baptist Church of 
Kcrnville. Cremation and burial 
will be held later in Wisconsin 



Settle J. McGrew Edna Jane Hanna 



Bettie Jane McGrew of 
Kernville passed away at Kern 
Valley Hospital in Mt. Mesa. A 
memorial service was conducted 
Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel in Lake Isabella. 
Officiating was Rev. James Lee 
pastor of the Valley Community 
Church, Lake Isabella. 

Mrs. McGrew is survived by 
her husband of 51 years Warner 
of Kernville; sons Warner R. and 
Keith both of Santa Barbara; 
sisters Jonita Walters of Tuscon, 
AZ, Madeline Keith of Hawaii, 
five grandchildren and four great- 
grandchildren.. 

Born April 18, 1921 inStiglcr, 
Haskell County, Oklahoma, 
Bettie Jane McGrew was 70 years 
of age. 

Intermcntof cremated remains 
at the Kern River Valley" Cem- 
etery, Wofford Heights. Crema- 
tions arrangements; Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



A graveside service was held 
Monday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. at 
Eternal Valley Cemetery in 
Newhall for Edqa Jane Hanna of 
K'^.rnville. Officiating was Mel 
Hetrick. Edna was bora Oct. 8, 
1903 in Dunning, Nebraska and 
died Dec. 6 in Ridgccrest. She 
was 88 years old. She was pre- 
ceded in death by her husband 
Eugene Hanna in 1971 and her 
son Kenneth Dale Hanna Dec. 7, 
1991. 

She is survived by her sons 
Leonard Eugene Hanna of Kan- 
sas, Richard Hanna of North 
Dakota, Ralph Hanna of Califor- 
nia, Herbert Hanna of California; 
daughters Donna Smith of Tenn, 
Phyllis Stuckey of Ridgecrest and 
35 grandchildren. Edna was a 21 
year resident of the Kern River 
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Elliott N. Lathrop 

Ellioll Norion Lalhrop, re- 
cently of Bakersticld. passed 
away Saturday, Dec. 28. He was 
85 years old. 

He is surivivcd by his daugh- 
ters, Virginia Gallccn of Denton, 
Texas; Barbara Trexle of 
Littleton. Colorado; Susan Kirn 
of Palo Alto, and Marjorie Clack 
of Kernville and by five grand- 
children. 

Born Oct. 25. 1906. in East 
Orange, New Jersey. Elliott was 
the .son of John Kasson Lathrop 
and Abbie Ellioll (Smiley). He 
attended Mohonk School for Boys 
in New York and Amherst Col- 
lege, in Massachuseils. 

For 35 years, he wascmploycd 
at Sterling Drugs, in New York 
City as a cashier in payrolls. 
During WW 11, he served his 
country as a staff sergeant with 
the 893rd Signal Corps Aviation 
Depot, stationed in Calcutta. In- 
dia. 

He was a mcniber of the Elks, 
Phi Gamma Delia fraicrniiy and 
the Flabush Tompkins Congre- 
gational church, Brooklyn, New 
York. 

A memorial service was held 
Dec. 29 at Hillcrest Memorial 
Park and Mortuary in Bakers- 
Held. Tom McKJnney officiated. 



Roland (Bud) 

Prielipp 

Services were held at graveside 
on Saturday. Jan. 4 at Kern Val- 
ley District Cemetery lor long 
lime prominent Kern Valley 
resident Roland (Bud) Prielipp 
who passed away suddenly at the 
age of 62. Pastor Jerry Ruff of 
Wofford Heights olTiciaicd. 

Mr. Prielipp was paslownerof 
the North Fork trailer Park in 
Kernville. He owned and operated 
Bud"s Mobilehome Repair and 
resided in Onyx. He was a 
memberof the Loyal Order of the 
Moose No. 498 of Lake Isabella. 

Bud leaves his wife. Nat; son 
Cap and his wife Stephanie and 
their children Chase and Colbic; 
a daughter Shirley Strong and 
husband Tom and children 
Tommy 11 and Sue; a brother Ken 
and his wife Lois and sister Letha 
and husband Phil Drier of Tustin 
and many other family members 
and loved ones. 

He will be missed in the valley 
for his professional work and 
services he performed with pride 
to each client who came his way. 



Mary Burdick 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted Monday, Jan. 6 at the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Later 
Day Saints, for Mary Burdick of 
Lake Isabella. Officiating was 
Carmen Pinkston. Mrs. Burdick 
passed away Dec. 31 at home 
following illness. 

She is survived by her sons 
John of Santa Monica, Don of 
Lake Isabella, Jeff ot 
Georgetown, Texas; sister Jean 
Liechly of Newport Beach, aunt 
Esther Spare of Lake Isabella and 
three grandchildren. 

Born Nov. 19, 1930 in Hawaii. 
Mary Elna Burdick was 6 1 years 
of age. Interment at the Kern River 
ValleyCcmetery. Arrangements: 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Ethel R. Kerr 

A memorial service will be 
held at the First Baptist church ol 
Lake Isabella at 378 1 Suhre Street 
in Lake Isabella on TTiursday, 
Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. for Ethel R. 
Kerr, Dr. David Snow and her 
grandson, Rev. R.L. Perrin of 
Leona Valley will officiate. Ethel 
was the oldest charter member of 
this church. 

Ethel R. Kerr was born on Jan. 
I, 1896 in Los Angeles and died 
on Dec. 29. 1991 in the Kern 
Valley Hospital. She would have 
been 96 years on Jan. I . She had 
lived in the Kern Valley since 
1964. She and her late husband 
Walter Kerr, had lived here pre- 
viously and returned to make it 
their home. She was a member of 
the Good Sams and also leaves 
many friends as she I i ved here her 
last 27 years. 

Her survivors include her son 
Waller Perrin of Granada Hills, 
her grandsons Rev, R.L. Perrinof 
Leona Valley and Dr. Robert G. 
Perrin of Knoxville, Tennessee; 
her great granddaughter Tammi 
Perrin and great grandsons Bear, 
Christopher Lee, John Robert and 
Michael George Perrin. 



Susie Annabelle 
Jarrett 

Services were held Tuesday, 
Dec. 31 in Ridgecresi lor Susie 
Annabelle Jarrell. 76 years of 
Lake Isabella who died Dec. 27 at 
the Beverly Manor Convalescent 
Hospital in Ridgecresi. 

Mrs. Jarretl was born Sept. 2. 
1915 in Dundee, Texas. She was 
a homcmaker and lived in Lake 
Isabella from 196.5 to 1990. 

She is survived by her son and 
daughter in law. Jerry and Caihy 
Seglar, of Ridgecresi: son Selba 
Seglar of Lake Isabella: sister 
Valerie Scruggs of Burbcrnelt. 
Texas and Mary Seglar of Elcctra. 
Texas: granddaughter and hus- 
bandTammy and Mike Thorns ol 
Ridgecresi: granddaughter and 
husband Deborah and David 
Harper of Ridgecresi and great 
grandson Michael Wayne Harper 
of Ridgecresi. 

Mrs. Jarrell was buried al Kern 
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Virginia E. Walter 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted Saturday, Jan. 11 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
Virginia Walter of Wofford 
Heights. FYayers and eulogy were 
delivered by family and friends. 
Mrs. Walter passed away Jan. 4 at 
the San Joaquin^Community 
Hospital. Bakersfield. 

She i.s survived by her husband 
George Lee Walter of Wofford 
Heights; mother Elinor Headley 
of Kernville; brothers Don 
Headley of Wofford Heights, Ray 
Headley of Alhambra, Gene 
Headley of Modesto; daughter 
Colleen Jenkins of Lake Havasu, 
Arizona; son Mike Brinkley of 
Lake Havasu; grandchildren 
Matthew and Melissa of Lake 
Havasu. 

Virginia was a nurse's aide 
and had moved to the Kern Val- 
ley two years ago. 

BornJune3, 1935 inSan Pedro, 
Virginia Estelle Walter was 56 
years of age. Cremation arrange- 
ments; Valley Mortuary. 

Ronald Mankhey 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Thursday. Jan. 9 at the 
Valley Mortuary chapel Lake 
Isabel 1 : 1 for Ronald Dee Mankhey 
of Bodiish: Oniciating was Rev. 
James Lee. pastor of the Valley 
Community church of Lake 
Isabella. Mr. Mankhey passed 
away Jan. 5 in Paso Robles. 

He is survived by his wife 
Sunday of Bodfish; mother Alice 
Schropp of Bodfi.sh; daughters 
Gina Moc of Las Vegas, Jamie 
Mankhey of Henderson. Nevada. 
Stacie Mankhey also of 
Henderson; son Randall 
Mankhey. two grandchilden and 
sisterCindy Mankhey of Bodfish. 

Born Sept. 13, 1946 in San 
Pedro. California, Ronald Dee 
Mankhey was 45 years of age. 

Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery, Wofford Heights. Ar- 
rangements: Valley Mortuary. 



Michael Irvin Oney 

Michael Irvin Oney of Mo- 
raine, Ohio passed away Dec. 29 
in Dayton, Ohio. Michael was a 
graduate of Woodrow Wallace 
Elementary and a 1982 graduate 
of Kern Valley High School. He 
had been living in Ohio for the 
past six years working as a 
plumber of DAYCO plumbing. 
He is survived by his mother and 
step father Vivian and James 
Boughton of Lake Isabella; wife 
Milissa Ann of Lake Isabella; 
father Mr. B. Oney of Ohio; 
brothers Andrew of Ohio, James 
and Ronald both of Lake Isabella; 
grandmother Rosie Ferguson of 
Kentucky. 

Funeral services for Michael 
were conducted Jan. 1 in Mo- 
rai ne, Ohio. Interment at the Kern 
Valley Cemetery where grave 
dedication was made by Mr. 
Vernon Nelson of the LDS 
Church of Ml. Mesa. 

Born July 15, 1964 in Sun 
Valley, California, Michael Irvin 
Oney was 27 years of age. Ar- 
rangements: Valley Mortuary 



Max Hansen 

Max W. Hansen passed away 
Friday, Jan. 10 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. He was 70 years old. 

He is survived by his wife 
Jessie; sons Kirk and his wife 
Susan, Kim and his wife 
Carolynne and two grandchildren, 
Lisa and Jason. 

A private memorial service 
was held. Cremation by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Wayne Wilson 

Wayne D. Wilsonof Southlake 
passed away at home Jan. 7 fol- 
lowing illness. He is survived by 
his wife of 53 years Carrie of 
Southlake; son Larry Wilson of 
City of Industry; daughters Bar- 
bara Pierce of Redding. Norma 
Wilson of Bakersfield, Toni 
Mallory of Weldon; brother Len 
Wilson of Ontario. Oregon; sis- 
ter Dora Decker of Boise, Idaho 
and five grandchildren. 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted Tuesday, Jan. 14 in 
Weiser, Idaho at the Chapel of 
the Thomason Funeral Home in 
Idaho. Officiating was pastor Skip 
Collier of Carson City, NV. In- 
terment of cremated remains at 
the Weiser Cemetery, Weiser, 
Idaho. Cremation arrangements: 
Valley Mortuary, Lake Isabella. 

Donations in memory of 
Wayne Wilson may be made to 
the American Cancer Society, 
P.O. Box 435 Wofford Heights 
or the Kern Valley Hospital 
Foundation. P.O. Box 3569 Lake 
Isabella. Born July 9. 1917 in 
Council. Idaho. Wayne Dwight 
Wilson was 74 years of age. 



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Opal Cromwell 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Saturday, Jan. 12 at the 
United Methodist Church in 
Weidoajor Opal Cromwell of 
Soulhlake. Officiating were Rev. 
John Carpenter, pastor of the 
Church of the Nazarene Lake 
Isabella and interim pastor of the 
Weldon Methodist Church and 
Rev. Floyd Castillo, pastor of the 
United Methodist Church, High- 
land Chapel, Lake Isabella. Mrs. 
Cromwell passed away Jan. 6 at 
the Good Samaritan Hospital, Los 
Angeles. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husband Dale P. Cromwell de- 
ceased Feb. 27, 1989. Opal is 
survived by her sons Gary 
Cromwell of Covina, Normal 
Kahlhoff of Silverton, Oregon; 
daughters Myrna Watson of 
Lakewood, Connie Glenn of 
Castaic, ten grandchildren and 
six great grandchildren. 

Opal Cromwell is a graduate 
of Wayne State University where 
she obtained a teaching degree. 
She had resided in the Kern Valley 
for the past 14 years and was a 
member of the Historical Society, 
the Violet Club, the Organ Club, 
the South Fork Women's Club, 
Weldon Methodist Church and 
past President of the Christian 
Women's Fellowship of the 
Weldon United Methodist 
Church. 

Born Dec. 19, 1911 inTilden. 
Madison County. Nebraska, Opal 
Regina Cromwell was 80 years 
of age. Interment at the Kern 
Valley Cemetery, Wofford 
Heights. Arrangements: Valley 
Mortuary,. 



Eddie Russell 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted Monday, Jan. 6 at the 
Eagles Lodge in Mt. Mesa for 
Edward Wilson "Eddie" Russell 
of Soulhlake. Officiating were 
officers of KRV Eagles Lodge 
Aerie 3156. Mr. Russell passed 
away Dec. 28 at home following 
illness. 

He is survived by his wife June 
of Soulhlake; daughter Neisha 
Culver of Tulsa, Oklahoma; son 
Jack Russell of Soulhlake; 
granddaughter Jayme Ervast of 
Portland, Oregon; great grandson 
Ty Ervast of Portland; aunt and 
uncle Mr. and Mrs. Wade Wilson 
of Petaluma. 

Eddie Russell was a WW II 
veteran of the U. S. Navy who 
served in both European and Pa- 
cific waters. He was a member of 
the Eagles, the Moose and VFW. 
Military honors at the Memorial 
service were rendered by officers 
of KRV Post 7665. Born March 
21. 1916 in Oklahoma, Edward 
Russell was 75 years of age. 
Cremation arrangements: Valley 
Mortuary. 



Fred Schrier 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted Friday, Jan. 3 at the Val- 
ley Mortuary Chapel for 
Frederick Valentine Schrier of 
Lake Isabella. Officiating were 
Mr. Fred Dodds and Mr. Joel 
Astor. Mr. Schrier passed away 
Dec. 31 at the Kern Valley Hos- 
pital. He is survived by his late 
wife's daughters Maxine, Jolene 
and Beth, son J.L. Hall and 
families. Fred was retired from 
service with the City of Ventura 
and had been a resident of the 
Ken Valley for more than 20 
years. 

Born Feb. 16, 1909 in Dead- 
wood, Lawrence County, South 
Dakota, Frederick "Fred" Valen- 
Une Schrier was 82 years of age. 

Interment of cremated remains 
at the Kern Valley Cemetery. 
Wofford Heights. Cremation ar- 
rangements: Valley Mortuary. 



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Florence Ballesters Margaret S. Barnett 



AMassofChristianburial was 
cclebraicdTucsdayJan. 14 at the 
St. Jude Parish Catholic Church. 
Wofford Heights for Florence S, 
Ballesters ofSouLhlake. Celebrant 
of the Mass was Monsignor A.G. 
Herdegen. Pastor of St. Jude 
Parish. 

Mrs. Ballesters passed away 

Jan. 10 at the Kern Valley Hospi- 
tal, Mt. Mesa. She is survived by 
her husband Lawrence of 
Southlake, nephew Tony Ander- 
son of Torrance, cousins Harold 
and Ernest Esbolt both of South- 
ern California. 

Born Dec. 11, 1902 in Illinois, 
Florence Sophia Ballesters was 
89 years of age. Interment at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery, 
Wofford Heights. Arrangement: 
Valley Mortuary. 



Cordelia H. Wade 

Cordelia Hill Wade of Squir- 
rel Valley passed away Jan. 10 at 
the San Joaquin Community 
Hospital, Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her husband 
of 48 years, R.F. Wade of Squirrel 
Valley; daughter . Diana of 
Squirrel Valley, son John of Cy- 
press; sisters Jane Smith of 
Brentwood and Suzanne Hill also 
of Brentwood. 

Born July 4, 1919 in Boise, 
Idaho, Cordelia H. Wade was 72 
years of age. Cremation arrange- 
ments: Valley Mortuary. 



Margaret Barnett of Lake 
Isabella passed away Jan. 1 1 at 
the Memorial Hospital, Bakers- 
field. Margaret is preceded in 
death by husband Robert de- 
ceased in 1988 and sister Blanche 
Turner deceased in 1991. 

She is survived by sister Kay 
Jones of Bakersfield; brothers 
Leroy Smith of Canby, Oregon, 
Richard Sinith of Duncanville, 
Texas; stepdaughter Dollie Posey 
of Houston, Texas and nieces and 
nephews in California, Indiana 
and Georgia. 

Born Aug. 15, 1904 in Texas, 
Margaret Smith Barnett was 87 
years of age. Interment at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery, 
Wofford Heights. Arrangements: 
Valley Mortuary. 



Marie Thornton 

A memorial ma.ss will be held 
on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. at 
the St. Jude's Catholic Church in 
Wofford Heights for Marie 
Thornton, 90. Marie passed away 
Jan. 19 in a Bakersfield nursing 
facility. 

A complete obituary will fol- 
low next week. 



MableSauerWelsch 

Mable Sauer Welsch, 76, died 
Dec. 26 at the Bakersfield Me- 
morial Hospital following sur- 
gery. 

She was born Aug. 6, 1915 in 
Provo, Utah, daughter of Roben 
and Austa Sauer. Married August 
Welsch, Aug. 31, 1955 in Los 
Angeles. Graduated from Provo 
High School and attended BYU. 
She was active in the LDS church 
and held many responsible posi- 
tions in the Auxiliary organization 
of the church. She was a com- 
passionate, friendly woman and 
helped wherever she was needed. 
She was a loving wife to her 
husband and her brothers and 
sister respected her a a choice 
person. After her parents died, 
she moved to California where 
she was employed. 

She is survived by her husband, 
of Lake Isabella; sister Gcru-ude 
Humphries of Murray, Utah and 
preceded in death by two sisters 
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Frank Fleming 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Saturday. Jan. 18 at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery in 
Wofford Heights for Franchot 
Frome "Frank" Fleming of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was Rev. 
John Carpenter, Pastor of the 
Church of the Nazarene of Lake 
Isabella and interim pastor of the 
United Methodist Church of 
Weldon. Mr. Fleming passed 
away Jan. 12 at home following 
illness. 

He is survived by his wife of 
19 years Juanita of Lake Isabella; 
son Sterling of Temple City; 
daughters Jennifer of Alhambra, 
Sonja of North Hollywood; 
brother Paul of Alhambra; sister 
Carol Fisher of Reno, Nevada; 
mother LoisFlemingof Alhambra 
and grandchildren. 

Frank was a Korean War vet- 
eran of the U.S. Marine Corps. 
He was for the last few years, the 
owner andoperatorof El Vaquero 
Restaurant in Wofford Heights. 

Born Dec. 9, 1934 in Coopers, 
West Virginia, Franchot Frome 
"Frank" Reming was 57 years of 
age. 

Arrangements: Valley Mortu- 
ary. 



Jewel 
Johns 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted graveside at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery Wofford 
Heights on Wednesday, Jan. 15 
for Jewel Eugene Johns of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was Rev. 
James Lee pastor of the Valley 
Community Church of Lake 
Isabella. Mr. Johns passed away 
Jan. 1 1 at home following illness. 

He is survived by his wife 
Violet of Lake Isabella; sons Don 
of Diamond Bar, Foster of 
Washington state, Charles of 
Huntington Beach, Ronald of 
Redondo Beach, David of Grand 
Terrace, CA; daughter Sandra 
Ruth Mittan of Lakewood,17 
grandchildren and nine great- 
grandchildren. 

Mr. Johns was a member of 
the Moose KJ^V Lodge No. 498, 
the Bodfish Beamers and was 
retired from the McDonnel- 
Douglas Corp. 

BomApril21, l917inQuanah, 
Texas, Jewel Eugene Johns was 
74 years of age. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. Interment of 
cremated remains at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery where 
graveside honors were rendered 
by officers of the Moose. 



Eugene Buster Thompson 



A funeral service will be con- 
ducted at 1 p.m. today at the 
Masonic Temple on James Road 
in Kernvillc for Buster Thompson 
of Lake Isabella. Officiating will 
be officers of KRV Masonic 
Lodge No. 827. Interment at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery, 
Wofford Heights will follow. 

Consult next week's Kern 
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Beverley 
Stoddard 

Beverley Jean Stoddard was 
bom in South Dakota on Feb. 18, 
1927. She grew up in that small 
town, completing high school. 
She later went to work in Aber- 
deen as an accountant a profession 
that would be hers for life. She 
married Vem Price on June 19, 
1945. Therir marriage brought 
them four children. 

After! their retirement, they 
moved to Bodfish in Oct. 1990 
and became members of the 
Highland Chapel United Meth- 
odist Church. After a period of 
illness, Beverley died on Jan. 18, 
one month before her 65th birth- 
day. 

Beverley is survived by Vem, 
h er husband for 46 years; sons 
Michael of San Diego, Bruce of 
Riverside and Tim of Montclair 
and daughter Cherie Morisset of 
Ontario. Her grandchildren 
Crysral, Amber, Tina, Christa and 
Chad. She is also survived by her 
brother. Perry Stoddard of 
Chisholm, Minnesota. 

Services were held in River- 
side on Jan. 22 by Pastor Flody 
Castillo of the Highlajid Chanel. 

Funeral services are pending 
for David A. Behm, a 1987 
graduate of Kern Valley High 
School who died Jan. 22, 1992 in 
Marysville. A complete obituary 
will be published next week. 



Jean Buster Thompson John McLaren, Sr. 



A funeral service was con- 
ducted Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the 
Masonic Temple, James Road in 
Kernville for Buster Provow 
Thompson of Lake Isabella. Of- 
ficiating were officers of KRV 
Masonic Lodge No. 827F&AM. 

Mr. Thompson passed away 
Jan. 15 at the San Joaquin Com- 
munity Hospital in Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his wife of 
48 years Alberta of Lake Isabella; 
brothers Willie Thompson of 
Tennessee, Homer Thompson of 
Illinois; sisters Iva Glasco of 
Tennessee, Nell Childers of 
Kansas; three grandchildren and 
one great-grandchild. 

Buster Thompson was a mili- 
tary veteran of WW II, a Master 
Mason and a member of KRV 
Masonic Lodge No 827. He liad 
been a resident of the Kem Val- 
ley for the past 12 years. 

Bom May 4, 1917 in Tennes- 
see, Buster P. Thompson was 74 
years of age. Intennent at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery. 
Arrangements: Valley Mortuary. 



A funeral service was con- 
ducted Thursday, Jan. 23, 
graveside at the Kem River Val- 
ley Cemetery, Wofford Heights 
for John Andrew "Jack" 
McLaren, Sr. of Bodfish. Offici- 
ating was Rev. Duane Splawn, 
Pastor of the Kem River Valley 
Christian Church of Southlake 

Mr. McLaren passed away Jan. 
17 at Memorial Hospital, 
Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Betty, of Bodfish, son John An- 
drew, Jr. and grandchildren. Mr. 
McLaren had been a resident of 
the Kem River Valley for the past 
22 years. 

Bom July 30, 1911, in San 
Mateo, California, John A. 
McLaren, Sr. was 80 years of 
age. Arrangements: Valley Mor- 
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Ernst GeorgKnittle 

A memorial service was con- 
ducled Monday, Jan. 27 ai ilie 
KRV Elks Lodge, Wofford 
Heights for Ernst Georg Knittie. 
of Wofford Heights. Officiating 
were officers of KRV Elks Lodge 
No. 2358 B.P.O.E. 

Mr. Knittie passed away Jan. 
19 at home following illness. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Anna Marie of Wofford Heights. 

Bom Oct. 5, 1922LnGennany. 
Ernst Georg Knittie was 69 years 
of age. Cremation arrangements: 
Valley Mortuary 



Marie Theresa 
Thornton 

Marie Thornton of Kemville 
passed away Jan. 19 at the Cali- 
fornia Care Center in Bakers field. 

She is survived by one sister 
Agnes of San Jose, niece Joan 
Hurt of Long Beach. 

Mrs. Thornton had resided in 
Kern County for the past 60 years. 

Bom Sept. 21, 1901 in South 
Dakota, Marie T. Thornton was 
90 years of age. Cremation ar- 
rangements: Valley Mortuary 



Adelberi Lloyd O. Moger 



Milton 
Hamm 

Milton Adclbert Hamm passed 
away Friday, Jan. 17 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. Bom July 7, 
1914 in Chandler, Arizona, he 
was 77 years old. 

He farmed in the Imperial 
Valley until 1959 when he began 
a career with CalTrans. While 
employed with CalTrans he was 
active in CSEA, fonning a new 
chapter. He retired from CalTrans 
in 1978,asahighwaymaintenance 
supervisor. Following his retire- 
ment he moved to Lake Isabella 
where he had owned a home 
since 1969. 

He is survived by a sister, 
Almedia Simmons of Roslyn, 
Washington; son John Hamm of 
Lexington, SC; daughter Leslie 
Stewart ofLake Isabella; son Dale 
Hamm of Lake Isabella; 8 
grandchildren, one great grand- 
child and numerous nieces and 
nephews. 



A funeral service was con- 
ducted graveside at the Kem River 
Valley Cemetery Wofford Height 
for Lloyd Obert Moger of 
Bodfish. Officiating was Rev. 
James Lee, Pastor of the Valley 
Community Church of Lake 
Isabella. 

Mr. Moger passed away Jan. 
20 at the Royale Gardens Health 
Care Facility in Grants Pass, Or- 
egon. 

He is survived by his daughter 
Lois Gunsten of Lancaster, 
daughter Nancy Dianne Moger 
of Lancaster, three grandchildren 
and eight great-grandchildren. 

Mr. Moger had been a resident 
of the Kem River Valley for the 
past 23 years. 

Bom Oct. 17, 1903 in South 
Dakota, Lloyd Obert Moger was 
88 years of age. Arrangements: 
Valley Mortuary 



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Charlotte Casas 

A mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated Friday Jan.. 24 at the 
Sl Jude Parish Catholic Church 
in Wofford Heights for Charlotte 
M. Casas of Weldon. Celebrant 
of the mass was Rev. Monsignor 
Anthony G. Herdegen, Pastor of 
the St. Jude Parish. Rosary was 
recited before mass. Mrs. Casas 
passed away Jan. 20 at home 
following illness. 

Charlotte is preceded in death 
by her husband of 37 years Peter 
"Pete" Casas. She is survived by 
her daughter and son in law 
Barbara and Harold E. Reeder of 
Weldon; son and daughter in law 
Alan and Barbara Ann Casas of 
Mt. Mesa; grandsons Michael 
Alan Gaynor and wife Julie of 
Upland, Mark Alan Casas and 
wife Shawn of El Centro, and two 
great grandchildren. 

Charlotte was a member of the 
St. Jude Parish Altar Society and 
the St. Vincent De Paul Society. 
Charlotte and her late husband 
Peter were active members of the 
St. Jude Parish. Charlotte had been 
a resident of the Kern Valley for 
the past 12 years. 

Bom Jan. 19, 1923 in Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, Charlotte 
Marie Casas was 69 years of age. 

Interment at the Resurrection 
Cemetery, South San Gabriel 
where graveside services were 
conducted by Rev. Duane 
Splavm, Pastor of the Kern River 
Valley Christian Church of 
Southlake. Rev. Splawn also of- 
ficiated at a service of remem- 
brance and prayer for Charlotte at 
the Valley Mortuary Chapel, Lake 
Isabella on Jan. 23. 

Arrangements: Valley Mortu- 
ary. 



Mae Seidell Lamkin 

Mae Seidell Lamkin, 85, 
former Kemville resident died 
Jan. 29 after a brief ilhiess in 
Sylmar. She was bom June 19, 
1906 in Perry Township, Ohio. 

She joined Daughters of the 
American Revolution on 1929 
and was a member of the Alliklik 
Chapter. Rev. Ron McCoy of 
Santa Clarita Church of Religious 
Science officiated the service on 
Jan. 26 in Oakwood Cemetery in 
Chatsworth. 

She is survived by two 
daughters. Donna Yantis of 
Newhall, Nancy Archambeau of 
Castaic; four granddaughters Toni 
Amoroso of Moorpark, Caryn 
Thompson of Isabella Highlands, 
Cynthia Jacobs of Bakersfield and 
Gina White of Newhall; two 
grandsons, Melo Amoroso of 
Murrieta and John Amoroso of 
Camarillo and 10 great-grand- 
children. 



David Anthony 
Behm 

A Mass of Christian burial was 
offered on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the 
St. Joseph 's Church in Marysville 
for David Anthony Behm of 
Marysville, formerly of the Kem 
River Valley. Rev. Patrick Lee 
officiated. 

David Anthony Behm died Jan. 
24 at Rideout Hospital at the age 
of 23 years. 

He is survived by his father 
LeRoy Behm of Marysville and 
patemal grandparents Leo and 
Vema Behm of Port Orchard, 
Washington. 

Behm graduated from Kem 
Valley High School in 1987 and 
was a wrestUng coach at Lindhurst 
High School m Marysville. 



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Anona Eisenhauer 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Monday, Jan. 27 at the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter 
Day Saints in Mt. Mesa for Anona 
Brooks Williams Eisenhauer of 
Wofford Heights. Officiating was 
Brother CD. Pinkston of the LDS 
ministry of the Kern River Valley 
with prayers and eulogy by fam- 
ily and friends. Mrs. Eisenhauer 
passed away Jan. 21 at Kern 
Valley Hospital in Mt. Mesa 
following illness. 

Anona is survived by her 
husband Robert "Bob' 
Eisenhauer, Sr. son and daughter 
in law Bob Jr. and Patsy, son and 
daughter in law Mark and Beth, 
daughter and son in law Lynn and 
Ed Bernstein, grandchildren Katie 
and Adam Eisenhauer, Ronna, 
Johanna, Tammy, Maya, Eliza- 
beth, Lindsay and Michael 
Bernstein and Cody and Mark 
Eisenhauer, Jr. Anona is also 
survived by brothers Carl and 
John Williams and sisters Barbara 
Marshall and Bobby Ann Lind- 
say. 

Mrs. Eisenhauer was a resident 
of the Kern Valley for the past 
eight years having been a 
"weekender" since 1965; for- 
merly residing in Acton. She was 
a member of the LDS church in 
Mt. Mesa. 

Bom July 3, 1933 in North 
Hollywood Los Angeles county, 
daughter of John Earl and Lillian 
Granger Williams, Anona Brooks 
Williams Eisenhauer was 58 years 
of age. 

Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery, Wofford Heights. Ar- 
rangements: Valley Mortuary. 



Alexander Vasta 

Alexander Arthur Vasta passed 
away Jan. 27 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital in Mt. Mesa. He is sur- 
vived by his wife of 18 years 
Constance of Lake Isabella,- son 
Ray Vasta of Anaheim, daughters 
Sandra Seipel of Vista, Mary 
Agular of Corona and six grand- 
children. Mr. Vasta was a WW II 
Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard 
who served in the Atlantic Ocean 
aboard the USS Van Buren and 
the U.S Coast Guard Cutter Storis. 

Bom July 26, 1923 in New 
York City, New York, Alexander 
Arthur Vasta was 58 years of age. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Ren Thomas 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted at the Rose Hills Memo- 
rial Park in Whittier for Ren Frank 
Thomas of Bodfish. Mr. Thomas 
passed away Jan. 22 at Kem 
Valley Hospital in Mt. Mesa 

He is survived by his wife of 
41 years, Shirley of Bodfish; 
brother Ed, niece Andrea Langley 
of Sacramento, nephews Craig 
and Randy Thomas of California, 
Dennis Thomas of Montana and 
one great-niece Brittany. 

Officiating at the memorial 
service held on Feb. 1 was deacon 
Art Romero. 

Bom Jan. 19, 1918 in Utah, 
Ren Frank Thomas was 74 years 
of age. Cremation arrangements: 
Valley Mortuary. 



Walter "Boss" 
Petersen, Jr. 

A graveside service was held 
on Friday, Jan. 31 at Hillcrest 
Memorial Park, in Bakersfield 
for Walter C. "Boss" Petersen, 
Jr., 8 1 of Kemville, who died Jan. 
27. Bob Powers officiated. 

Mr. Petersen was born in 
Oakland on May 17, 1910 and 
came to the Kem River Valley as 
a baby, where he lived all his life. 
He worked at the South Fork El- 
ementary School for 25 years as a 
bus driver and worked at the 
Kemville Elementary School for 
19 years retiring in 1972. 

He leaves his wife of 62 years, 
Luteria Petersen; a son Walter L. 
Petersen; daughter Maxine 
Henslee of Oklahoma; two 
granddaughters; three great 
grandchildren and a loving sister, 
Thelma Frazier of Glennville. 

His family requests donations 
be made to the Parkinson Foun- 
dation at Sansum Clinic, 317 W. 
Pueblo St., Santa Barbara, CA 
93102. Arrangements: Hopson- 
Anspach Family Mortuary, 
Bakersfield. 



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Maria T. Alvarez 

A funeral service was con- 
duclcd Saturday, Feb. 8 al Ihc 
Valley Mortuary Chapel Lake 
Isabella for MariaTcresa Alvarez 
of Weldon. Officiating was Rev. 
Dariene Hayncs. 

Mrs. Alvarez passed away Jan. 
30 at the Kern Valley Hospital 
Mt. Mesa. 

She is survived by her sons 
Robert and wife Donna of 
Ontario, Ernie and wife Deidra of 
Whiliier, John and wife Marie of 
Downey, David and wife Evelyn 
of Weldon, grandchildren 
Cynthia, Jimmy, Ryan, Chrislo- 
pher.Erin,Bernclle,Trisha, Rcna, 
Veronica, Elena, Crystal and 
Mark. 

Maria Alvarez was a member 
of the Kelso Valley Estates 
propertyowncrs Association. She 
had been a resident of the Kern 
River Valley for liic past 1 1 years. 

Born Feb. 25. 1927 in Los 
Angeles, Maria Teresa Alvarez 
was 64 years of age. Interment at 
the Kern River Valley Cemetery 
Wofford Heights. Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. 



Margarite Keown 

Margarite Keown of Wofford 
Heights passed away Feb. 1 at 
home following illness. 

She is survived by her husband 
Ira of Wofford Heights, son 
Howard of Wofford Heights, 
brothers Scotty Wcstenkamp of 
Arizona, Jack Wcstenkamp of 
California, -twin sister Marilyn 
Benram of California and beloved 
pet dog "Ginger." 

Mrs. Keown had been a resi- 
dent of the Kern River Valley for 
the past 1 1 years. 

BcfmNov.30, 1919inPeotone. 
Will County, Illinois, Margarite 
Keown was 72 years of age. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



William Kinslow 

A memorial service for "Bill" 
Kinslow will be conducted al the 
Shcphard of the Hills Lutheran 
Church, 3920 Golden Spur St., 
Lake Isabella on Saturday, Feb. 
15 at 1 1 a.m. 

Officiating at the memorial 
service will be Rev. Tarry Nelson 
of Santa Cruz. 

Bill is survived by Wilda, his 
wife of 64 years, daughter Jean 
Crider of Lakcwood, Barbara 
Wells of Glendora and Janet 
Siglcr of La Verne, eight grand- 
children and nine great-grand- 
children. 

Bill was born on July 14, 1907 
in Oakland, California and died 
in Kernvilleaftera lengthy illness 
on Feb. 7, 1992. He retired from 
the transportation department at 
JPL, Pasadena after 27 years of 
.service, then he and Wilda moved 
10 Kcrnville in 1972 where he 
continued hisconslructionlalcnis 
m ihc conunuiuiy. 

In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests donations be made to the 
Kern River HospiceofSt.Johnin 
Wofford Heights. 

Tom Grain 

Funeral services were 
conduciean. 2S al Hughes l.oma 
Linda Mortuary. Pastor Robert 
Mclntyrc officiated. Internment 
at Riverside National Cemetery, 
Riverside. 

Mr. Grain passed away Jan. 22 
at the V A Hospital in Loma Linda. 

He is survived by his wife Betty 
of Weldon; daughter Nancy 
Larson of Weldon; two grand- 
children. Tammy DeLong and 
Billy DeLong of Long Beach; 
two sisters and three brothers. 

Mr. Grain was in the Air Force 
during WW II and served in the 
Phillippines. 

Born in Lookeba, Oklaiioma, 
on July 16, 1927, Tom Grain was 
64 years of age. 



Lucille Mayes 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Wednesday, Feb. 5 al the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel Lake 
Isabella for B. Lucille Mayes of 
Wofford Heights. Officiating was 
Rev. Fred Baker, Pastor of the 
United Methodist Church. Kcrn- 
ville. 

Mrs. Mayes passed away Feb. 
1 at the Edgwaler Convalescent 
Hospital in Long Beach. 

She IS preceded in dcaih by 
hushaiul Giiriis Cot)ley Mayes, 
deceased i n 1 979 and survived by 
brothers Tom Griffin and Austin 
Griffin both of Indiana, one sister 
Phyllis of Indiana, niece Anita 
Dickersonol Indiana, nephew and 
niece Steven Badger of Long 
Beach and Kelly Badger of 
Anaheim, grandnieces Shannon 
and Sasha of Anaheim. 

Lucille was a retired teacher 
who had taught for many years at 
the Kcrnville Elementary Scht)ol. 
She was a member of the Gali- 
lornia Teacher's Retirement 
System, the Kernville United 
Methodist Church, Order of the 
Eastern Star and the El Segundo 
Rod & Gun Club. Lucille and her 
husband.Curtis, were very active 
in church and Masonic work. Mr. 
Mayes was Past Master ol KRV 
Masonic Lodge No. S27 ol 
Kernville. 

Born Aug. 23. 1908 in Honey 
Creek, Delaware County, Indiana, 
B. Lucille Mayes was 83 years of 
age. 

Interment at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery where graveside 
honors and prayers were delivered 
by Rev. Baker and Officers of 
Kern River Valley Order ol the 
Eastern Siar Chapter 643. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Daniel Lee 
Connell 

Daniel Lcc Connell. age 62 
and a rcsidenl ol Weldon. passed 
away Jan. 30 at ihe San Fernando 
Valley VA hospital. 

Mr. Connell was born March 
13. 1929at Louisville. Kentucky, 
the son olWilliani J. Connell and 
Alta Maude Austin. He attended 
Crawlordsville school and was 
employed at RR Donnelley and 
Sons lor 1 9 years. He also served 
in the US Air Force. 

Dan was best known as one ol' 
the drivers ol' the Kern 'Valley's 
Rural Transit System - RTS - 
busses. He moved to the Kern 
Valley in 1977 and prior to that 
he was a weekend resident for 
many years. Dan had been adri ver 
for RTS since 198 1 and was one 
ol'the first drivers lor the public 
transit system. He was still em- 
ployed as a bus driver at the lime 
ol'his death. Dan was instrumen- 
tal in starling a peliLion and letter- 
writing campaign to get transfer 
control of Isabella lake from the 
management of the Corps of En- 
ginecrs to the Forest Service. 

Survivors include his daugh- 
ter. Pam Martin of 
Crawlordsville. IN. sister 
DeVonna Joseph of 

Crawlordsville, IN. He is pre- 
ceded in death by four brothers 
and one sister. In tJie Kern Val- 
ley, he leaves two grandchildren. 
Brandon Lee Cook of Bodfish 
and Michael David Hess also ol 
Bodfish. He also leaves a dear 
friend, Al Jackson, who often ac- 
companied Dan on his many trips 
to the high country to cut wood. 
Locally, Dan was a member of 
the Kern Valley Eagles Lodge. 

Memorial Services were held 
Feb. 4 at the Oak Hill Tabernacle 
atCrawfordsville with Rev, Rob- 
ert Miller ofllcialing. Burial was 
at the Oak Hill Cemetery in 
Crawlordsville, Indiana. 

A memorial service is sched- 
uled for Feb. 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the 
Eagles Lodge in Mt. Mesa. 



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Grace Thomason 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted at the Memorial Chapel of 
the Oakwood Memorial Park 
Cemetery in Chatsworth, Cali- 
fornia for Grace Thomason of 
Las Vegas, formerly of Ml. Mesa. 
Officiating was Rev. Daniel R. 
Lyon, Evangelist and a member 
of Mrs. Thomason's family. 

Mrs. Thomason passed away 
Feb. 7 at the Valley Hospital of 
Las Vegas. 

Grace is preceded in death by 
her husband Al fred A. Thomason 
deceased in 1986, she is survived 
by her grandsons Alfred L. 
Thomason of Las Vegas, Merle 
Thomason of Valencia, great- 
granddaughter Tiffany of 
Valencia. 

Grace Thomason moved to the 
Kern River Valley in 1983 and 
resided in iJie Mt. Mesa Trailer 
Park. She was a member of the 
KRV Senior Citizens and at- 
tended church at the Mt. Mesa 
Church of Christ. 

Born Sept. 22, 1902 in Run- 
nels County, Texas, Grace 
Tliomason was 89 years of age. 
Interment at Oakwood Memorial 
Park.ChalswonJi. Arrangements: 
Valley Mortuary. 

Tom Grain 

Funeral services were con- 
ducted Jan. 28 at Hughes Loma 
Linda Mortuary wilh pastor Rob- 
ert Mclntyrc officiating. Intern- 
ment at Riverside National 
Cemetery, Riverside. 

Mr. Grain passed away Jan. 22 
at the V A Hospital in Loma Linda 

He is surv i ved by his wife Betty 
of Weldon. daughter Nancy 
Larson of Weldon; two grand- 
children, Tammy DeLong and 
Billy DcLong of Long Beach; 
two sisters and three brothers. 

Mr. Grain was in the Air Force 
during WW II and served in the 
Phillippines. 

Born in Lookeba, OK, on July 
16, 1927. Tom Grain was 64 years 
of age. 



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Feb. 19, 1992 

OBITUARY 

Wilber Jay 
Branson 

Wilber Jay Branson was born 
inthetownofWaldron, Missouri 
on June 16, 191 1. He married his 
wife Charlotte on October 11, 
1936. Their marriage brought 
them endless joy and two won- 
derful sons. He began work as a 
watchmaker in Witchita, KS and 
later worked for McDonnell 
Douglas from 1939 until 1972, 
both as a master machinist and in 
management. 

After his retirement, they 
moved to Bodfish in 1972 and 
became active in the Highland 
Chapel United Methodist Church. 
After a long period of fighting 
cancer, Wilber died on February 
11, 1992 at home. 

Wilber is survived by Char- 
lotte, his wile of more than 55 
years; sons Wayne Branson of 
Carson, CA and Bill Branson of 
Phoenix, AZ; nine grandchildren 
and eleven great-grandchildren. 

Services were held in High- 
land Chapel on Febmary 15, 1992 
by Pastor Floyd R. Castillo and 
"Bo" 'Williams of Masonic Lodge 
872. Contributions in memory of 
Wilber Jay Branson maybe made 
to the Kern County Hospice or to 
the Memorial Fund of the High- 
land Chapel, 5301 Lake Isabella 
Blvd., Lake Isabella, CA 93240. 
Interment of cremated remains al 
the Kern River Valley Cemetery 
Wolford Heights. Cremation ar- 
rangements: Valley Mortuary. 



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John D. Myles 

John Mylcs of Wcldon passed 
away Feb. 16 at Ihe Kern Valley 
Hospital Mt. Mesa. 

He is survived by his wife 
Annie of Wcldon. daughter and 
son-in-lauLctha and Henry Gates 
ot Weldon, daughter and son-in- 
law Nina and Donald Wiseman 
erf Weldon, son and daughter-in- 
law John and Carol Myles of Lin- 
coln, C A. sisters Marge of Illinois 
and Dottie of Florida, one brother 
Warren Myles of Illinois, grand- 
children and great-grandchildren. 

John D. Myles was a WWII 
veteran of the U.S. Navy who 
served with the Naval Construc- 
tion Batallion (SeaBees). He had 
been a resident of the Kern River 
Valley for the past eight years. 

Born May 7, 1916in Yankton, 
South Dakota, John Donald 
Mylcs was 75 years of age. Inter- 
ment of cremated remains at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery. 
Cremation arrangements by Val- 
ley Mortuary. 



Walter F. Offholter 

Walter F.Ofltiolterof Weldon 
passed away Feb. 1 8 at the Valley 
Convalescent Hospital Bakers- 
field. 

He is survived by his wife 
Eleanor o\ Weldon, son Walter, 
Jr. ofCalifornia, daughters Joyce 
Clrccn of Tennessee, Nita Ann 
Vargus ofCalifornia. sister Ruth 
McCain of Taft, one grandchild 
antl one great-grandchild. Mr. 
Ofthollcr was a member of the 
Moose, Eagles and VFW. 

,\ memorial service was con- 
ducted for Mr. Offholter at the 
KRV Moose Lodge No. 498 on 
Saturday. Feb. 22. Officiating 
were ofilccrs of the Moose ar-i 
Vl-W. 

Born Feb. 10, 1911 in Okla- 
homa, Walter Royd Offholter was 
S 1 years of age. Cremation ar- 
rangements: Valley Mortuary of 
Lake Isabella. 



James E. Chase 

James E. Chase of Wofford 
Heights passed away Feb. 19 at 
Mercy Hospital Bakersfield fol- 
lowing long illness. He is sur- 
vived by his son and daughter-in- 
law Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. 
Chase of Simi Valley and one 
granddaughter. 

Mr. Chase had been a resident 
of the Kern River Valley since 
1984. He was retired from the 
construction industry. 

Born Sept. 5. 1928 in Santa 
Monica, California, James Ed- 
ward Chase was 63 years of age. 
Cremation arrangements: Valley 
Mortuary of Lake Isabella. 



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Lee A. Burkett 

Mr. Lee Anderson Burkclt was 
born to Anderson and Lucy 
Burkett in Paducah, TX, Jan. 10, 
19 1 6 and died in Bakcrsfieid. C A 
Feb. 10. 1992. just 31 days after 
his 76th birthday. 

He was man-icd to Kay Carter 
on Oct. 7. 1963. She preceded 
him in death in March of 1991. 
His surviving children are Garry 
Burkett and Linda 

Pronienchenkel. of Southern 
California. The grandchildren are 
Richard Burkett, Lori Burkett, 
Cathy Promenchenkcl, and 
Michael Pronienchenkel. There 
are also four great grandchildren: 
Samantha, Ashley, and Brandon 
Promenchenkcl and John Burkett. 
Also surviving are two brothers: 
Jim Burkett, of Long Beach, CA 
and Claude Burkett, of Clovis, 
NM. and two sisters; Dee Wil- 
liams, of Diamond Bar. CA and 
Ollie MacFarland of Idaho. 

Shortly after his birth, Lee 
Burkett's parents moved from 
Paducah, TX to Portalas. NM. 
When he was about 17 years old. 
Lee was baptized into Christ. He 
lived in various places i n the New 
Mexico area until he' moved to 
California in 1941. He worked 
for Mobile Oil Company in Tor- 
rance for 20 years. He also 
worked, for a few years, as a 
machinist. Then, he moved to 
Eugene, OR and worked as a 
millright. Finally, in 1976, he re- 
tired and moved to Kern Valley 
and settled in Mount Mesa, CA. 
He was able to maintain his home 
there until the end. 



Mildred O. Byers 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 
Riverside Park in Kernville for 
Mildred Opal Byers. She passed 
away on Feb. 15 in Porterville, 
CAat the age of 83. 

Mrs. Byers was born in Colo- 
rado Springs, CO and had been a 
resident of Kernville for 36 years 
where she was the store manager 
of Road's End for 14 years and a 
mcmbtrol the Methodist Church. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husband Ciar Byers and survived 
by her son Clar Byers, Jr. of 
Porterville. CA; daughter Bar- 
bara Dillardof Mcdford. OR; live 
grandchildren and eight great 
grandchildren. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Myers Funeral Service and Cre- 
matory of Porterville, C A. 



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Phil D. Cutler 

Phil D. Cutler of Lake Isabella 
passed away Feb. 29 at home fol- 
iowinji illness. 

He is survived by his wife Jeanne 
ol' Lake Isabella, son Rene Culler 
of Glendora, daughter Shirley 
Cajiipini of Bishop, brothers Cal 
ofMorro Bay. Glen of San Diego, 
Harmon of Los Angeles, sister 
Monte Trcnberlh of Redondo 
Beach, three grandchildren and two 
great-grandchildren. 

BornJuly29, 1909 in Utah, Phil 
D. Culler was 82 years of age. 
Cremation arrangements: Valley 
Mortuary. 



John D. Myles 

John Myles of Weldon passed 
away Feb. 16 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital Ml. Mesa. 

He is survived by his wife 
Annie of Weldon, daughter and 
son-in-law Lethaand Henry Gates 
of Weldon, son and daughter-in- 
law Donald and Nina Wiseman 
of Weldon, son and daughter-in- 
law John and Carol Myles of Lin- 
coln. C A sisters Marge of Illinois 
and Dottie of Florida, one brotJier 
Warren Myles of Illinois, grand- 
children and great-grandchildren. 

John D. Myles was a WWII 
veteran of the U.S. Navy who 
served with the Naval Construc- 
tion Battalion (SeaBees). 

He had been a resident of the 
Kern River Valley for the past 
eight years. Bom May 7. 1916 in 
Yankton, South Dakota. John 
Donald Myles was 75 years of 
age. 

Intermentof cremated remains 
at the Kern River Valley Cem- 
etery, Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



George G. Brewer Joseph F. SchwingI 



A funeral service was con- 
ducted Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the 
Memorial Chapel of the United 
States National Cemetery River- 
side. California for George G. 
BrewerofSouthlake. Officiating 
was Mr. Joel Astor representing 
KR V VFW Post 7665, KRV Post 
7 1 1 American Legion and Chap- 
ter 54 Disabled American Veter- 
ans (DAV). 

Mr. Brewer passed away Feb. 
23 at home following illness. 

He is survived by his wife of 
35 years Pearl of Soulhlake, 
mother Mildred Brewer of Santa 
Maria, brother James Brewer of 
Santa Maria, son and daughter- 
in-law Larry and Lizof LaMirada, 
son and daughter-in-law David 
and Sandra also of LaMirada, 
daughter Jodie and son-in-law 
Greg of Whittier, daughter Diane 
of Chino, daughter Elaine and 
son-in-law Rick of Oregon, 10 
grandchildren. 

George Brewer was a U.S. 
Navy veteran of both WWII and 
Korea. He served aboard ship in 
the Asiatic-Pacific region during 
WWII and received two bronze 
battle stars. During the Korean 
conflict he again served aboard 
ship in Korean waters. 

Mr. Brewer was retired after 
more than 37 years of service 
with the Firestone Tire & Rubber 
Co. and had been a resident of the 
Kern River Valley for the past six 
years. Here in the valley Mr. 
Brewer was a member of the Elks 
nnd the Raelcs. 

Born Oct. 23, 1926 in Los 
Angeles, GeorgeGardinerBrewcr 
was 65 years of age. Arrange- 
ments be Valley Mortuary. 



A funeral service was con- 
ducted Tliursday. Feb. 27 at the 
Valley Monuary Chapel. Lake 

Isabella for Joseph F. ^chwmgl 
of Wofford Heights. Officiating 
was Rev. Deryl Lackey pastor of 
the Mt. View Southern Baptist 
Church of Lake Isabella. 

Mr. SchwingI passed away 
Feb. 24 at the Kern Medical Cen- 
ter Hospital Bakerstleld. 

He is survived by his wife of 
52 years Maxine of Wofford 
Heights, son Glenn of Wofford 
Heights, daughter Linda Ramos 
of Wofford Heights, grandchil- 
dren Katie. Brad, Chris and 
Wayne, great-grandchildren 
Wayne, Chris, Cassie and Matt, 

During WWII Joseph 
SchwingI served as a gun crew- 
man with the498th Armored Field 
Artillery Battalion in combat in 
North Africa and Europe. As a 
result of his service he was 
awarded two Bronze Battle Stars 
and the Bronze Star Medal. 

Mr. SchwingI had been a resi- 
dent of the Kern River Valley for 
the past two years. Bom Dec. 12, 
1912 in Chicago. Cook County. 
Illinois. Joseph Frank SchwingI 
was 79 years of age. 

Interment at the Rose Hills 
Memorial Park Cemetery 
Whittier, CA. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Anthony Matuzak 

Anlhony Malu/ak was born in 
Dululh, Moniana. Nov. 4, 1916 
anddicdFcb 16, l992inKcmvillc. 
California. 

1 Ic is survi vcd by his wi fe Marie 
who resides in Kernville. son 
Kcnnelii. who resides in Santa 
Monica, Calilornia, son William 
who resides in Siiui Valley, Cali- 
Ibmia. daughter Joyce Hain who 
resides in West Hills. California 
and Kernville. 

AnUiony had 10 grandchildren 
and 1 1 great grandchildren. He 
was in the consirucUon business 
lor over 20 years in Chats worth, 
California and moved to Kernville 
in 1981. 

Services were held Feb. 20, 1992 
at Oakwood Memorial Park, 
ChaLswonh, Calilornia. 



Mae E. Edwards 

Mae E. Edwards of Kernville 
passed away Feb. 28 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital Mt. Mesa. 

Mrs. Edwards is preceded in 
death by her husband Dr. Frank 
Edwards, D VM and son Dr. Harry 
Scon Thompson, DVM. 

She IS survived by her daughter 
and son-in-law Virginia and 
Stewart Robb of Camp Nefson, 
California. 

Mrs. E<.lwardswasamembcrof 
the Kern Valley An Society, the 
VFW Auxiliary and the Order of 
the Eastern Star in Bakersllcld. 

Mae Edwards canie to Bakers- 
Ticld in 1930, then moved to 
Kernville in 1940 where she has 
resided ever since. 

Bom June 15, 1897 in Cape 
Girardeau, cape Girardeau County, 
Missouri, Mamie Esther "Mae" 
Edwards was 94 years of age. 

Interment of cremated remains 
al the 0)6 Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Cremation arrange- 
ments: Valley Monuary. 



Kenneth E. Thurber 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted Thursday, March 5 al the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel Lake 
Isabella for Kenneth Eugene 
Thurber of Lake Isabella. Offici- 
ating was Rev. John Carpenter, 
Pastor of the Church of the 
Nazarcnc. Lake Isabella and in- 
terim pastor of the United Meth- 
odist Church of Weldon. 

Mr. Thurber passed away March 
I at home following illness. 

He is survived by his daughter 
Sharon Carver of Lake Isabella, 
daughter Patty Lage of Bakcrsfield. 
and three grandchildren. 

Kenneth Thurber was a WWII 
veteran of the U.S. Army. He served 
as master sergeant with the Air 
Corps. He was a member of the 
Moose, the Eagles and the 
American Legion. 

Kem Thurber had been a long 
time resident of the Kern River 
Valley having resided on a ranch 
along Erskinc Creekbefore WWII. 

Bom Dec. 6, 1914 in Arizona, 
Kenneth E. Tliurber was 77 years 
of age 

Mi litary honors rendered by Mr. 
Fred DoddsrcprescntingKRV Post 
71 1 American Legion. Organ and 
vocal solo by Cheryl Bonhick. 
Cremation arrangemenLs: Valley 
Monuary. 



Mark Dale Mace 

Mark Dale Mace of Weldon 
was found Feb. 27 drowned in the 
Kern River after he'd been missing 
sinceFriday, Feb. 21, 1992. 

Bom May 29, 1964, he is sur- 
vived by his wife Lisa Lane Mace 
of Weldon: his parents Nathan and 
Pauline Mace of Weldon; his eight- 
year-old son Mark Dale Mace, Jr. 
of Ridgecrest: mother-in-law 
Suzanne WilliamsofWeldon; three 
brothers Nathan Mace, Jr., Paul 
Mace, Andy Mace, all of Weldon: 
nine sistersCollccnAl vary, Patricia 
Vigil, Judy Mace and Natalie 
Bennett, all ofBakersfield: Pauline 

R. Mace of Onyx: Loretta Mace, 
Sherry Mace, Lisa R. Mace, all of 
Weldon: Yvonne Smith of An- 
chorage, Alaska. Six nieces and 
six nephews. 

Mark was a graduate of Kern 
Valley High in 1982. He worked 
for the U.S. Forestry, but was pres- 
ently employed with Piute Con- 
struction of Bakcrsfield. Mark was 
a native Piute Indian. He loved the 
South Fork surrounding mountains 
where he was born and raised. He 
was buried at the Indian Cemetery 
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George L. Rowlett 

A memorial service was held 
Friday. March 13, 1992, at 1 1 :00 
a.m. at the Valley Mortuary 

Chapel for George L. Rowlett of 
Lake Isabella. Officiating was 
Pastor Floyd Castillo of the 
Highland Chapel United Meth- 
odist Church of Lake Isabella, 
and the officers of the Kem River 
Valley Moose. 

Mr. Rowlett was bom Sept. 
22, 1907 in DeQucen, Ark. and 
died March 6, 1992, in Bakers- 
field, CA. He was 84 years old. 
Mr. Rowlett was a veteran of 
WWII and served in the Army in 
European, African, Middle East- 
cm theater. George worked for 
Thompson Dist. Co. of Bakers- 
field and Mojave for over 30 years 
and retired as general manager. It 
is said that George was first to 
drive a beer truck up the Kem 
Canyon and deliver beer to the 
Kem River Valley. 

Mr. Rowlett is preceded in 
death by his wife of 28 years, 
Frances DeMillo Rowlett. He is 
survived by his daughter and son- 
in-law Diana and Richard R. 
George of Wofford Heights; son 
Sheldon Sullivan of Bakersfield, 
Tony Sullivan and wife Jennifer 
of Renton, W A; sister Verdie Bell 
Smith of DeQueen, Ark., and 8 
grandchildren and 4 great grand- 
children. Mr. Rowlett was a 40 
year resident of Kem County. 

Interment will be at the U.S. 
National Cemetery in Riverside, 
CA. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Phillip H. Chacon 

A funeral service was held 
March 5, 1992 at Thomas Miller 
Mortuary of Corona, for Phillip 
H. Chacon of Nuevo_. He passed 
away on March 1 at Parkview 
Community Hospital Medical 
Center of Riverside. 

He is survived by his wife Sally 
of Nuevo, twin daughters Barbara 
Whittier of Corona and Louise 
Shrier of Huntington Beach, 
brothers Peter Chacon of Sacra- 
mento and Mark Chacon of 
Vacaville, sisters Mary and Lupe 
of San Diego, as well as 7 
grandchildren. 

Mr. Chacon was a former 
resident of Onyx, in which he 
was very active in politics in the 
Kem River Valley area. He was 
also the owner/manager of his 
own linen supply business for 40 
years. 

Bom Dec. 31, 1906 in New 
Mexico, Phillip H. Chacon was 
85 years of age. Cremation ar- 
rangements: Thomas Miller 
Mortuary, Corona, CA. 



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Victor Roscoe 
Stonebraker 

Memorial services were held 
Thursday, March 5, at the Eagles 
Aerie #3156 in Mt. Mesa. 
Graveside services were held at 
Greenlawn for Victor Roscoe 
Stonebraker who passed away 
March 3. 1 992 at his home. Keith 
Fultz officiated. 

Upon the pending birth ot Mr. 
Stonebraker, his parents traveled 
to McPherson, KA so he could be 

bom Jan. 5, 1910 on the home- 
stead of his great grandparents, 
Sellars; which was granted to 
them and signed by President 
Lincoln. He was raised in Wiley, 
CO, moving to California in 1926. 
He had lived in Kern County for 
the last 54 years. He worked for 
the Union Oil Co. for 15 years. In 
1 945 he opened his own business, 
"Stony's Trailer Rental" in 
Oildale. Upon his retirement in 
1975 he moved to Lake Isabella. 
He was active in Eagles Aerie 
3 1 56 and was "father" of the area 
for many years. He was also ac- 
tive in the Western Mining 
Council for many years. 

His greatest joy in life was 
taking his two grandsons to the 
mountains, teaching them about 
the wilderness and gold mming. 
His greatest hope was to see that 
all of his great grandchildren 
would receive a college educa- 
tion. 

He is survived by his wife of 
65 years, Ruth Stonebraker, son 
William J. Stonebraker & wife 
Fern, daughter Barbara Mae Dean 
& husband Samuel S. Dean, Jr., 
all of Bakersfield, onesister, Mary 
Nelson & husband Lewis of 
McPherson, KA, six grandchil- 
dren, 15 great grandchildren and 
two great , great grandchildren and 
a friend more like a son to him, 
Donald Graham of Bakersfield, 
CA. He will be loved and missed 
by all who knew him. 



Mildred Lampson 

A memorial service was con- 
ducted at the First Baptist Church 
in Ridgecrest on Thursday, March 
1 2 for Mildred Blanche Lampson 
of Ridgecrest. Rev. Mark Roe ther 
officiated. A graveside service 
followed at Desert Memorial 
Park. She passed away March 9 
at Ridgecrest Community Hos- 
pital. 

Mrs. Lampson is preceded in 
death by husband Charles 
Lampsonin 1988. Sheis survived 
by her son Ronald Lampson of 
Bakersfield, daughter Sharon 
Robesky of Ridgecrest, grand- 
children Penny Lampson, Leslie 
Pence, Wendy Beitel, Eric 
Lampson, Allison Robesky, 
Deidre Patin, Kenneth Robesky, 
William Robesky, Sonia 
Robesky, and two great grand- 
children. 

Bom Sept. 5, 1915 in Gentry 
County, Missouri, Mrs. Lampson 
was 76 years of age. She moved 
to Ridgecrest in 1973 from Lake 
Isabella where she operated 
Lampson Mobile Home Park and 
was Past President of South Fork 
Women's Club. She was a 
member of the First Baptist 
Church of Ridgecrest. Before 
moving to Lake Isabella, Mrs. 
Lampson taught school in the Los 
Angeles area. 

Arrangements: Holland & 
Lyons Mortuary of Ridgecrest. 



Cecil Walter Smith 

A memorial service will be 
held Wednesday, March 18, 1992 
at 2:00 p.m. at the South Shore 
Full Gospel Church in Mt. Mesa 
for Cecil Walter Smith of Weldon. 
Officiating will be Pastor Gary 
Nichols. 

Mr. Smith was bom August 
10, 1929 in Bakersfield, CA and 

died at his residence in Weldon, 
March 9, 1992. He was 62 years 
old. 

He is survived by his mother 
Rosella P. Smith of Weldon; sons 
Bryan Smith of Lake Bay, WA; 
Stephen Smith of CollegeStation, 
TX; Michael Stafford of Cali- 
fomia; daughter Lauren McGure 
of Costa Mesa, CA and 5 grand- 
children. Arrangements by Val- 
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Robert L. 
Greenwood 

Mr. Robcrl Greenwood, 71 ol 
Kcrnvillc passed away March 15 
at Memorial Hospital in Bakers- 
field. Mr Greenwood was born in 
Lelia Lake. Texas April 18. 1920 
and had been a resident of Kcrn- 
ville since 1948. 

He is survived by his wile 
Roberta of 45 years of Kernville; 
brother James Howard Green- 
wood of Hurley. NM; sister Ola- 
Mae Lockhan of Memphis, TX; 
daughter andson-in-law Patty and 
Jim Thomas of Weldon; daugh- 
ter and son-in-law Sharon and 
Duane Lantsberger of Kernville. 
Grandchildren include: Greg 
Robcrl Greenwood and Terri 
Lynn Swan of Bakersllcld. Rob- 
ert John Greenwood of 
Rosemond. Kent James Thomas 
of Bakersfield. Time Robcrl and 
Tate William Naglc of Weldon. 
Wendy Lee and Rusly William 
Lantsberger of Kcrnvillc. Great 
grandchildren are: Malhcw and 
Jamie Swan, Brittany and Meagan 
Greenwood and Russell Lcc 
Lantsberger. 

Roben wasaWWll veteran of 
the U.S. Navy who served from 
1943 to 1946 in the South Pacific 
as a ships Boatswain. Robert was 
a lifetime member of the VFW 
and vested 25 years in the Oper- 
ating Engineers, after which he 
began his own construction/ex- 
cavation business in the Kern 
River Valley. Cremation ar- 
rangements: Valley Mortuary of 
Lake Isabella. 



Fordyce Frank 
Eastburn 

A funeral service was held 
Saturday. March 21. 1992 at 10 
a.m. at the First Baptist of Kern- 
ville for Fordyce Frank Eastburn 
ol' Wofford Heights. Officiating 
was Pastor John Rcvis. 

Mr. Eastburn was born Jan. 9. 
1920 in New York and died at his 
residence in Wotford Heights 
March 19. 1992. He was 72 years 
old. He was an army veteran ol 
WWII. 

He is survived by his wife 
Bernice of 20 years, sons Leroy 
Eastburn of Missouri. Lester 
Eastburn of New York. Kirk 
Eastburn of New York, daugh- 
ters Anita Miller of California. 
Brenda Reyes of Apple Valley. 
Linda Hunt of Texas, and 12 grand 
children. Mr. Eastburn was a 12 
year resident of the Kern River 
Valley. 

Interment will follow his ser- 
vice in the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery in Wofford Heights. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
ary. 



Edward C. Smith 

Edward C. Smith passed away 
March 10. 1992 at San Joaquin 
Care Center. He was born on Jan. 
I, 1915. 



Mr. Smith was a member ol 
Veterans of Foreign Wars. Post 
#7665. Lake Isabella. 

He is survived by his wife 
Agnes and daughter Nancy Frank 
of Norway, brothers Paul and 
Donald, and sisters-in-law Theda. 
Ann. and Margaret. 

The VFW officiated at the Kern 
Valley Cemetery on Monday 
March 16. 



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John William Olsen 

A memorial service was held 
Friday, March 27. 1992 at 3:00 
p.m. at the Weldon Baptist church 
for John William Olsen of Wel- 
don, a brief graveside service fol- 
lowed at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery in Wofford Heights. 
Officiating was Pastor Robbie 
Robinson. 

Mr. Olsen was bom June 30. 
1915 in California and died March 
25, 1992 in Lancaster, CA. He was 
76 years old. 

He is survived by his wife of 52 
years Leona Olsen ofWeldon; sons 
Steven Olsen of Ridgecrest, Bill 
Olsen of Downey, CA, Clarence 
of Houston. TX. Rocky Olsen of 
Oregon; daughter Wilnia Bays of 
Redding, CA: 14 grand children 
and 20 great grandchildren. Mr. 
Olsen was an 18 year resident of 
the Kem River Valley. Arrange- 
ments by Valley Mortuary. 



Anna G. Merrill 

Anna Garrert Merrill was born 
August 2, 191 1 in Pittsburg. PA. 
She diedinAnaheim.CAon March 
24, 1992. 

Merrill lived in the Kem River 
Valley with husband Paul from 
1961 to 1987. 

She is survived by her brother 
Gorden and sons Gary and Charlie, 
daughter Susan and 6 grandchil- 
dren. 



Albert Earl Reeder 

A funeral .service was held 
Tuesday. March 24. 1 9^2 at 9 a.m. 
at the First Baptist Church of 
Kcmville, for Albert Earl Reeder 
of Bakcrsficld. OlTiciuting was 
Pastor Alton Thomas. 

Mr. Rccdcr was born Sepieni- 
ber24, 1922 in Coopcnon, Kiowa 
County.Oklahonia and died March 
20, 1992 in Bakcrsficld, CA. He 
was 69 years old. 

Mr. Reeder was a member and 
deacon of the First Baptist Church 
of Kernville.anda \> year resident 
of the Kern River Valley. Mr. 
Rccdcr served his country as a 
Marine in the Second Marine Di- 
vision, serving in the South Pacific 
on Okinawa, Saipan, Tarawa and 

the occupation of Japan during 
WWII. 

He is survived by his wife of 50 
years Jeri Reeder of Bakcrsfield; 
sons Gary Reeder of Morrison, 
CO. Ron Reeder of Whittier, CA; 
daughter Teri Wampler of 
Scoitsdale. AZ; brothers Bill 
Reeder of Colorado. Leon Reeder 
of Santa Ana, CA, Wesley Reeder 
of Westpoint, CA; sisters Dorothy 
Stafford of Wofford Heights, 
Juanita Anthony of Fullerton, CA 
and 5 grandchildren. 

Interment followcxJ tus hinera'l 
service in Kcmville at Rose Hills 
Memorial Park in Whittier. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Antonina O'Connor 

private service were held for 
Antonina F.O'Connorof Wofford 
Heights. Mrs. O'Connor was born 
April 22, 1910 in Sibera U.S.S.R. 
and died at her residence in Wof- 
ford Heights March 6, 1992. She 
was 8 1 years old. 

She is survived by her husband 
Thomas Laurence O'Connor of 
Wofford Heights, son Raymond 
Gray of Bishop, CA and 4 grand- 
children. Mrs. O'Connor was a 1 3 
year resident of the Kem River 
Valley. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Cecil Walter Smith 

A memorial service will be held 
Wednesday. March 18. 1992 at 
2:00 p.m. at the South Shore Full 
Gospel Church in Mt. Mesa for 
Cecil Walter Smith of Weldon. 
Officiating will be Pastor Gary 
Nichols. 

Mr. Snuth was bom August 10. 
1929 in Bakersfield, CA and died 
at his residence in Weldon. March 
9, 1992. He was 63 years old. 

He is survived by his mother 
Rosella P. Smith of Weldon; sister 
LolaSabalaniaof Bakersfield; sons 
Bryan Smith of Lake Bay, WA; 
Stephen Smith of College Station. 
TX; Michael Staffordof California; 
daughter Lauren McGure of Costa 
Mesa, CA and 5 grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Louis Joy Hale 

A funeral service was held 
Monday. April 6, 1992 at 1 1 a.m. at 
the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat- 
ter Day Saints in Mt. Mesa for 
Louis Joy Hale of Bodfish. Offici- 
ating was Bishop Hartwell. 

Mr. Hale was born January 26. 
1911 in San Pedro. CA and died 
April 2, 1992 in Los Angeles. CA. 
He was 81 years old. 

He is survived by his wife of 2- 
1/2 years Dorothy Hale of Bod- 
fish; sons Richard Hale of Pacific 
Grove. CA. John Brown of Los 
Angeles. JimBrownof Dallas, TX; 
daughters Shelly Dali of Bodfish. 
Faith Olsen of La Crescenta, CA; 
brothers Bill Hale of San Pedro. 
CA. Hudson Hale of Long Beach. 
Ca; sister Mildred Call of San 
Pedro. C A; 15 grandchildren and 6 
great grandchildren. 

Mr. Hale was a 16 year resident 
of the Kern River Valley. Inter- 
ment followed his service at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery in 
Wofford Heights. CA. Arrange- 
ments by Valley Mortuary. 



Calvin A. Purdy 

A memorial service was held 
Thursday. April 2. 1992 at 1 1 a.m. 
at the Eagles Aerie #3156 in Mt. 
Mesa for Calvin A. Purdy of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating were the of- 
ficers of the Eagles. 

Mr. Purdy was bom June 21. 
1 920 in Hot Springs. Arkansas and 
died March 29. 1992 in Bakers- 
field. He was 71 years old. Mr 
Purdy was a veteran of the Euro- 
pean Theatre in Worid War II. He 
entered the H-Battery 206 CAAA. 
Arkansas in January 194 1 . He was 
also a member of the Eagles Lodge 
#3156, Masons #827, Moose 
#1297 and VFW #7665. 

He is survived by his wife of 2 
years Margaret Purdy of Lake 
Isabella; sons Patrick Purdy of 
Bcllflower,CA and Mike Purdy of 
Virginia Beach, VA; daughters 
Sharon Aldrich of La Mirada, CA 
and Kathy Basher of Bothel, W A; 
brothers Clyde Purdy of Downey, 
CA and Ray O'Kennemer of 
Lakewood, CA; 1 1 grandchildren 
and 4 great grandchildren. 

Mr. Purdy was a 17 year resi- 
dent of the Kern River Valley. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
ary. 

Gerald F. Matice 

Gerald F. Matice of Lake Isa- 
bella passed away Tuesday. March 
10, 1992 in a Bakcrsticld Hospital. 

He is survived by his wile Jean; 
his children Thtmias and wi Ic Carol 
of Wyoming, Ml; Susan 
Alexander. John, Dennis of 
Bakerslicld: and Michael and wife 
Kelly of Laniont; 7 grandchildren; 
1 great granddaughter; sisters 
Katherine and husband Max 
Conovcr of Wyoming, MI, and 
Gertrude and husband Jack Hckker 
of Grand Rapids, Ml. 

Funeral services and interment 
were held in Bakersfield. 



Floyd E. Rhodes 

Private cremafionservices were 
held for Floyd E. Rhodes of Lake 
Isabella. Mr. Rhodes was born 
February 3. 1915 inCentralia.WA 
and died March 29. 1992 in Mt. 
Mesa. He was 77 years old. 

He is survived by his wife of 28 
years Jean Rhodes ofLake Isabella: 
sonsIainBarclay and AlexBarclay, 
both of California; daughters Bar- 
bara Jones of California. Doruia 
Backman of Washington, Mary 
Olsen of Nevada. Gean Tackett of 
California; sisterClara Faye Lester 
of Kansas; 20 grandchildren, 15 
great grandchildren; brother Bill 
Rhodes; sisters Maxine Bishop and 
Ruth Campbell, both of Kansas. 

Mr. Rhodes was a 7 year resi- 
dent of the Kern River Valley. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
ary. 



Doris Jean Riley 

A Mass for Christian Burial was 
held Wednesday. April 1, 1992 at 
10 a.m. at St. Jude's Catholic 
Church in Wofford Heights for 
Doris Jean Riley of Weldon. Of- 
ficiaUng was Monsignor A.G. 
Herdegen. 

Mrs. Riley was bom January 
14. 1927 in Los Angeles. CA and 
died March 30. 1992 in Bakers- 
field. She was 65 years old. 

She is survived by her husband 
of 32 years Conrad Riley of Wel- 
don; son David Ciminski of Indi- 
ana; mother Estelle Tamburine of 
Claremont, CA and 7 grandchil- 
dren. Mrs. Riley was a 3 year 
resident of the Kern River Valley. 



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August D. Welsch 

August (Gus) D. Welsch, 82, of 
WofTord Heights, CA, died March 
27, 1992, following a lingering ill- 
ness at Golden State Manor in 
Bakersfield, CA. He was born 
December 30, 1909 in Quinccy, 
W A, to Herben J. and Teresa Krudcr 
Welsch. He married Mabel Sauer 
on August 31, 1955 in Los Ange- 
les, CA. She died December 26, 
1991. 

He received his education in 
Washington state. He moved to 
California as a young man. While 
living in California, he worked as a 
machinist for over 50 years. 

Mr. Welsch was a member of St. 
Jude Catholic Church of WofTord 
Heights, CA, as well as an active 
member of the St. Vincent de Paul 
Organization. 

Following his manriagc, he and 
Mabel made their home in Califor- 
nia, first living in Baldwin Park, 
then they moved to Redding. In 
1975, they moved to Wofford 
Heights. 

He is survived by 2 nieces, Fanct 
Welsch and Duane Jones, both of 
Ellensburg, W A; sisterand brother- 
in-law: Glen LaVar and Gertrude 
Humphries of Murray, UT. 

Graveside services were held on 
Wednesday, April 1, 1992 at II 
a.m. at Provo City Cemetery, 610 
South State, Provo, UT. 



Marie Lena Gordon 

A graveside service was held 
Monday, April 13, 1992 for Marie 
Lena Gordon of Kemville. Offici- 
ating was Pastor Fred Baker of the 
Kemville United Methodist Church 
of Kernville. 

Mrs. Gordon was bom Decem- 
ber 12, 1 895 in Harvard, Nebraska 
and died at her residence in Kern- 
ville April 8, 1992. S he wa s 96 
years old. 

She is survived by a. niece and 
her many friends in Kemville and 
her caring friends, the Hyltons. 
Marie was a 50 year resident of the 
Kem River Valley. Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. 



Mary Elizabeth Irby 

A graveside service was held 
Friday, April 10, 1992 at I p.m. at 
the Kem River Valley Cemetery in 
Wofford Heights for Mary Eliza- 
beth Irby ol Bodlish. Olliciating 
was Mel Hctrick. 

Mrs. Irby was born August 31, 
1908 in Texas and died April 18, 
1 992 in Ml. Mesa. She was 83 years 
old. 

She was preceded in death by 
her husband Jess Irby in 1990. 

She is survived by sons Carl Irby 
of Lake Isabella and Donald Irby of 
Newport, OR; daughter Belle 
Layhon of South Lake; 4 grand- 
children, 7 great grandchildren and 
9 great, great grandchildren. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Robert Nelson 
Larmore, Jr. 

A funeral service was held 
Thursday. April 9, 1992 at 1 1 a.m. 
at the Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
Robert Nelson Lamiore Jr. of Bod- 
fish. Officiating were the officers 
oflhe Moose Lodge #498 and Pastor 
James Lee of Valley Community 
Church of Lake Isabella, 

Mr. Lamiore was bom Fcbmary 
28, 1927 in Los Angeles. CA and 
died April 6. 1992 in Bakersfield. 
He was 65 years old. 

He is survived by his wife of 25 
years Dora J. Lamiore of Bodfish; 
sons James N. Larmore of South 
Lake Tahoe,CA. andGary Larmore 
ofHome Bush. Austra]ia;daughters 
Kay L. David of Las Vegas, NV, 
Lee Ann Lohran of Montebello, 
CA, Marsha Joe Duran of Whitlier. 
CA; brother Donald Larmore of 
Utah, Ronald Larmore of LaHabra, 
CA; 16 grandchildren, 7 great 
grandchildren. 

Mr. Larmore was a member of 
the Moose Lodge #498 Kem River 
Valley and an 1 1 year resident of 
the Kem River Valley. 

In lieu of fiowers, donations can 
be made to your favorite charity. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
ary. 



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Clifton E. Freeman 

Private cremalionscrviccs were 
held for Clifton Eugene Freeman 
of Lake Isabella. Mr. Freeman was 
born October 1 1. 1918inBurbank. 
CA and died April 6, 1992 in 
Bakcrsficld. He was 73 years old. 

Mr. Freeman was a member of 
both the Elks and the Moose. He 
retired from the Inglcwood Fire 
Department as Captain and was a 
17 year resident of the Kern River 
Valley. 

He issurvivedby his wifeof52 
years Betty of Lake Isabella; son 
Clifton Earle Freeman of 
Lawndalc, CA; daughter Cheryl 
Bowers of Lake Isabella; brother 
Lionel Freeman of Lone Pine, C A; 
sister Vivian Keiser of Boulder 
City. NV and I grandson. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Eugene Renfroe 

Eugene Renfroe died Tuesday. 
April 7. 1992 at Mercy Hospital in 
Bakcrsficld. He was 68. 

Bom March 1. 1924 in Dover. 
Arkansas, he lived in the Indian 
Wells Valley from 1943 until 1976 
when he reti red and mo\ed to Onyx. 
He was stationed at China Lake 
during World War II until 1946. 
He then worked in Ridgecrest as a 
truck driver and business owner 

Mr. Renfroe is SLirvived by his 
wife of 47 years. Vera; two sons. 
Bill and Robert of Ridgecrest; three 
sisters Willie of Onyx. Jessie of 
Redbluff and Rose of Russelville, 
Arkansas; three brothers J.C. of 
Alaska. Clercnce of Fontana and 
Charles of Buena Park; two 
granddaughters Samantha and 
Jennifer of Ridgecrest and one 
great-granddaughter Cassandra. 



George Louis Kirk 

A funeral service was held 
Thursday, April 16, 1992 at 10 
a.m. at Holland &. Lyons Chapel in 
Ridgecrest for George Louis Kirk. 
Officiating was Rev. Monsignor 
Kevin CIcary of St. Ann's Catho- 
lic Church. He was buried at the 
Kern Valley Cemetery District in 
Wofford Heights later that same 
day. 

Mr. Kirk was bom June 15, 
1920in Delano, CA and died April 
13. 1992 at Bevedy Manor Con- 
valescent Hospital in Ridgecrest. 
He was 71 vears old 

He is survived by sons Thoma; 
Kirk of Inyokcrn, CA and Stcver 
Kirk of Indianapolis. IN; daughtei 
Cynthia A. Rasmussenoflnyokcm 
step-daughters Sharon Brazil oi 
Palmdalc, CA and Karen Laursor 
of Weldon; sisters Jeannie anc 
Mary Freeman, both of Richmond 
CA. Margorie Tunckness ol 
Washington, Alpha Miller anc 
Lilly Weisner, both of Forest Hills. 
CA, Rcona Valentine of Pinole. 
CA and Bernice Castro of El 
Sobrante, CA; 10 grandchildrer 
and 1 great grandchild. 

Mr. Kirk had lived in Weldon 
for 20 years after having served in 
the U.S. Army and retiring from 
Kerr-McGee. Arrangements by 
Holland & Lyons Mortuary ol 
Ridgeaesl. CA. 



AnnaMarie Eckroth 

A funeral service was held 
Wednesday. April 15. 1992 at 2 
p.m. at the Chapel of Oaks at Eternal 
Valley Cemetery in Newhall for 
AnnaMarie Eckroth. Officiating 
was Deacon Dick Acquavivaof St. 
Clare Catholic Church in Canyon 
Country, CA. 

Mrs. Eckroth was bom Decem- 
ber 28. 1930in Washington, Iowa 
and died April 10. 1992 at her 
residence in Woflbrd Heights. She 
was 61 years old. 

She is survived by her husband 
of 40 years R. Conrad of Wofford 
Heights; sons Conrad R. Eckroth 
of Kansas. Terrance Eckroth of 
Palmdale, CA; daughters Tanya 
Ann Mortenson of Washington. 
Loma Lynne Rust of Palmdale, 
Jennifer Jeanne Astone of 
Palmdale. AnnaMarie II Linle of 
Los Angeles; I4grandchildrcnand 
14 great grandchildren. 

AnnaMarie was a member of 
the Ladies of the Elks, and a 7 year 
resident of the Kern River Valley. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Earle L Cleveland 

A memorial service was held 
Friday, April 24, 1992. at 1 :00 p.m. 
at the Kern River Valley Assembly 
of God Church for Earle Lloyd 
Cleveland of Lake Isabella. Offi- 
ciating was Reverend Doctor Lester 
Cleveland. 

Mr. Cleveland was bom March 
30. 1908 in Spokane, Washington 
and died April 1 3, 1 992 in Bakers- 
field. He was 84 years old. 

He is survived by his wife of 29 
years. Wilhelmina Cleveland of 
Lake Isabella: sons Lester Qeve- 
land of Indio. Douglas Cleveland 
of Napa, Larry Wise of North 
Dakota: daughters Schryl Brow of 
Rancho Cordova. Judy Shilts of 
San Diego, Lois Wotila of San 
Diego: sister Harriet Headstrum of 
Washington, 1 9 grandchildren and 
14 great-grandchildren. 

Interment will be at Fairhaven 
Memorial Park in Santa Ana. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



Letha Juanita Gates 

Private cremation services were 
held for Letha Juanita Cates of 
Weldon. Mrs. Cates was bom July 
2. 1925 in Wichita Falls, Texas, 
and died at her residence in Wel- 
don April 20. 1992. She was 66 
years old. 

She is survived by her husband 
of 4 1 years. Henry Cates of Wel- 
don, sons Robert Leon Cates of 
Hawaii and Henry Leroy Cates of 
Weldon, mother Aiinic Mae Myles 
of Weldon. brother Donald 
Wiseman of Weldon, and six 
grandchildren. 

Mrs. Cates was a six-year resi- 
dent of the Kern River Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
al ary. 



Inez J. Moreno 

A funeral service was held 
Wednesday. April 22, 1992 at 7:30 
p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of 
Jehovah's Witnesses in Lake Isa- 
bella for Inez. Josephine Morenoof 
Weldon. Oftlciating was Ron 
Pavey. Interment followed Satur- 
day, April 25 at Hillcrcst Memorial 
Park in Bakerslicld. Officiating at 
graveside was Tom Watrous. 

Mrs. Moreno was bom April 
18. 1921 in Taft, and died April 17. 
1992 in Bakerstleld. She was 70 
years old. She is survived by her 
husbandof ten years, Frank Moreno 
of Weldon. son Mark Garcia of 
Bakersfield, brother Mike Porcho 
ofBakersficld.sisterLucilleVerrell 
of Missouri, three grandchildren 
and three great-grandchildren. 

Inez was a seven-year resident 
of the Kem River Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



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Kenneth S. Denson Orval S. Kittila 



Private cremalionscrviccs were 
held for Kenneth Stuart Denson of 
Lake Isabella. Mr. Denson was 
born June 4, 1913 in Genou, Mon- 
tana and died at Mercy Hospital in 
Bakcrslleld, April 24. 1992. He 
was 78 years old. 

Mr. Denson wasarailroad engi- 
neer for the Southern Pacific 
Railroad and retired after 33 yearr^ 
of service. 

He is survived by his wi fe Ha7£l 
Denson of Lake Isabella; sons 
Kenneth Jr., and Harold Denson of 
Oregon; 3 grandchildren, 1 great 
grandchild, and 1 great, great 
grandchild. 

Mr. Denson was al.so a member 
of the Moo.sc and Eagias. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



Hilda Mae Bayfield 

A graveside service will be held 
Wednesday. May 6, 1992 at 1:00 
p.m. at Forestlawn Cemetery in 

Glendalc. CA lor Hilda Mac 
Raytield of Bodlish. Mel Hctrick 
will be officiating. 

Hilda was bom August 14, 1913 
in Kokonio. Indiana and died in 
Mt. Mesa, April 2S. 1 992. She was 
78 years old. 

She is survived by a niece 
Carolyn Shanks of Los Angeles, 
and her very dear friends Mr. and 
Mrs. Frank Bonner. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



Funeral services were held for 
Orval S. Kittila on Tuesday, April 
28 at 2:30 p.m. at the Allen-Salas 
Funeral Chapel in Bell Gardens, 
CA. Burial will be at Park Lawn 
Memorial Park, Commerce, CA 
following the services. 

Mr. KJttila was born September 
14, 1906 in Illinois and died April 
25. 1992 in La Mirada, CA at the 
age of 85. 

Orval was a residence of Lake 
Isabella for the la.st 21 years. He 
was a maintenance mechanic for 
Southwest Steel for 28 years. 

He is preceded in death by his 
wife Radcr Marie Kitlila in No- 
vember 1990. He is survived by his 
daughter Mary Sue Ward of La 
Mirada; sons Irvin Lindsey of 
Jack.son, Tennessee and Leon 
Lindsay of Bucna Park; 6 grand- 
children and 14 great grandchil- 
dren. 

Arrangements by Allen-Salas 
Funeral Service of Bell Gardens, 
California. 



Dennis R. Chumley 

A funeral, service was held 
Monday. May 4. 1992 at 12:00 at 
the First Baptist Church in Lake 
Isabella for DennisRoger Chumley 
of Lake Isabella. Officiating was 
Pastor David Snow. Interment fol- 
lowed at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery in Wofford Heights. 

Dennis was born January 29, 
1972 in Bakersfield, CA and died 
April 30, 1992 in Bakersfield as a 
result of a traffic accident. He was 
20 years old. 

He is survived by his mother 
Hedy Elston of South Lake Tahoc, 
father Donald Chumley of Lake 
Isabella, brother Dcrcc Chumley. 
on duty in the U.S. Navy, sister 
RhondaElslonofBakersfield, sis- 
ter Tina Elslon of Barstow, pater- 
nal grandmother Evelyn Chumley 
of Lake Isabella, maternal grand- 
mother Paula Kruyt of Fresno. 

Dennis was a graduate of Kern 
Valley High School, and last em- 
ployed at Si/./.ler in Lake Isabella. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
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Services held for longtime resident 

Barbara Albin 



By CHRISTINE KOHN 

Kern Valley Sun 

A memorial service was held 
on Tuesday for longtime Kern 
River Valley businesswoman 
Barbara J. Albin, 67, who died 
last week. 

Albin, the broker-owner of 
Wofford Heights Realty in 
Wofford Heights, died Friday at 
Kern Valley Hospital after a 
lengthy illness. During her 25 
years in the Valley, Albin was 
twice president of the Visitor's 
Council, president of the Wofford 
Heights Improvement Group and 
organizer and president of the 
Valley's Board of Realtors. 

But co-workers and family 
members say Albin will be re- 
membered most for her sharp 
business mind and sense of hu- 
mor. 

Albin could remember intricate 
details of real estate sales that 
took place a decade earlier, said 
Judy Glenn, a real estate agent at 
Wofford Heights Realty. 

And Goldie Tatum, a broker 
associate at Wofford Heights 
Realty, said Albin "could be a lot 
of fun, yet she was a business- 
woman, and she looked out for 
her clients." 

Tatum noted that Albin also 
would take care of her employees 
through special little gifts like 
personalized note pads and holi- 
day parties. 

"Quite often, she would call 
down (to the office) when she 
knew we were real busy," Tatum 
said. "She'd call down, and she'd 



say, 'I know you girls worked 
hard today, so on your way home, 
stop by (my house.) ' " Tatum 
said Albin would have dinner or a 
treat ready for them. 

Her husband of 26 years, 
George, remembered Albin's fa- 
vorite song, "Bill Bailey." 

"They used to call her the poor 
man's Sophie Tucker, because she 
would get up when we went to the 
bars, and Barbara could sing, and 
she could knock 'em dead with- 
out fail with Bill Bailey," George 
Albin said. 

He also recalled Albin's love 
for fishing. 

"Barbara loved to fish, too." 
They would go deep-sea fishing, 
"and she'd catch fish when no- 
body else would. And if they 
weren't biting, she'd say, 'I know 
how to start 'em. I'll just light up 
a cigarette.' " She would and the 
fish would start to bite, George 
Albin said. 

Because Wofford Heights Re- 
alty was Albin's "love and she 
would always want it to continue 
to be open for business," Glenn 
said, Tatum will continue to oper- 
ate the business. 

Albin is survived by her hus- 
band, George, sons Keith W. De 
Laney of Long Beach and George 
AlbinJr.anddaughter-in-law Alia 
of Downey , her mother, Josephine 
Faust of Hemet, granddaughter 
Kelly Ann (De Laney) Smith and 
niece and nephew Sharon and 
Daniel Boone of Sunland. 

She was preceded in death by 
son, Craig. 



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Gertrude Darrough Gene L Harter, Sr. Georgia Mae Bown 



A funeral service was held 
Monday. May 11. 1992 at 10;00 
a.m. alLhc Valley Mortuary Chapel 
for Gertrude Helen Darrough of 
Weldon. Officiating were the ladies 
of the order of the Eastern Star, and 
pastor Floyd Castillo of the United 
Methodist Church of Lake Isabella. 

Mrs. Darrough was bom Au- 
gust 5. 1906 in St. Louis. MO and 
dJcdMay?. 1992inMt.Mesa.CA. 
She was 85 years old. Mrs. 
Darrough was a 22 year resident of 
the Kcm River Valley. She was a 
member of the Eastern Star since 
1955. 

She is survived by her husband 
of 66 years Elmer Darrough of 
Weldon; sons Kenneth Darrough 
of Kansas and Norris Darrough of 
Bakersfield: seven grandchildren 
and six great grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



Phyllis J. Boland 

Pri vale cremation services were 
held for Phyllis Julia Boland of 
Wofford Heights. Mrs. Boland was 
born April 21, 1918 in Massachu- 
setts and died May 1, 1992 in 
Bakersfield, C A. She was 74 years 
old. 

She is survived by her son Rich- 
ard Prosser of Alabama; daughter 
Carol Ely of Wofford Heights; 
brothers Richard Sample of Mas- 
sachusetts. Donald Sample of 
Florida, Hcrbie Sample of Massa- 
chusetts and Charles Sample of 
Massachusetts; sisters Betty 
Miskcll of Massachusetts and 
Barbara McVey of Massachusetts 
and four grandchildren. 

Mrs. Boland was a 12 year 
resident of the Kern River Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



A memorial was held Saturday. 
Mav 9. 1992 at 10;00 a.m. at the 
V.f'.W. Hall in Lake Isabella for 
Gene Lewis Harter. Sr. of Wofford 
Heights. Officiating were the of- 
ficers olthc V.F.W. 

Mr. Harter was born August 16. 
1927 in York, Nebraska and died 
May 4. 1992 in Bakersfield, CA. 
He was 64 years old. Mr. Harter 
retired after 44 years of Civil Ser- 
vice at Point Magu Naval base as 
superintendent of Public Works. 
Mr. Hurler served in the U.S. Navy 
during WWII, and was a member 
ofV.FW.Post7665,LakeIsabella. 

He is survived by his wife of 4 1 
years Dolorous "De" Harter of 
Wofford Heights; son Gene Harter. 
Jr. and his wife Lynda of 
Placcrville. CA; daughter Sharron 
Pillard and her husband Barry of 
Filmorc, CA; daughter Jan Huling 
and her husband John of Ventura. 
CA; brother Gordon Harter of 
Missouri: sister Berdene Gallagher 
of Santa Maria. CA; and six 
grandchildren. 

Mr. Hancr was a 14 year resi- 
dent of the Kern River Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



Private cremation services will 
be held for Georgia Mae 
"Murdoch" Bown of Bodfish. Mrs. 
Bown was born in Ingalls. Indiana 
October 3. 1909 and died May 2. 
1992 in Mi Mesa. CA. She was 82 
years old. 

She is survived by her husband 
of32 years Will Bownof Bodlish; 
sons Charles Murdoch of 
LaCrescenta. CA and Pete 
Murdoch of Lake Isabella; broth- 
ers Jack Brunner. Jim Brunncr and 
John Brunner. all of Indiana; sister 
Jannic Fenrcl. also of Indiana; 7 
grandchildren and 9 great grand- 
children. 

Mrs. Bown was a 20 year resi- 
dent of the Kern River Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
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Marjorie R. CuIIey 

Marjorie R. Culley, formerly of 
Kem ville, passed away Friday, May 
8 in Tualatin, Oregon. 

She resided in Kemville since 
1964 where she and her husband 
Dr. Robert Culley owned and oper- 
ated the Kem Lodge Motel for many 
years. 

"Marge" was a member of the 
Board of Realtors. She was a mem- 
ber of the Kemville United Meth- 
odist Church where she played the 
organ and sang in the choir. She was 
a very active member in the 
Kemville Chamber of Commerce 
•and a charter member of the local 
Order of the Eastem Star and other 
organizations. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husband and is survived by her 
daughter Sharon and son-in-law 
John and their two children Sara 
and Jacob of Oregon, son Robert of 
Bakersfield and sister Nadeen of 
Virginia. 

Wilma Ankerbrand 

A memorial service will be held 
May 24, 1992 at the Eagles Aerie in 
Santa Maria, CA for Wilma Juanita 
Ankerbrand of Onyx. Officiating 
will be the officers of the Eagles 
Aux.#1745. 

Mrs. Ankerbrand was born 
March 3, 1929 in Rogers, Arkansas 
and died May 1 0, 1 992 in Mt. Mesa. 
She was 63 years old. 

She is survived by her husband 
of 5 years George Ankerbrand of 
Onyx; sonsTomTurvey of Florida, 
Mike Smith of California; daughter 
Dianna Lundgren of California; 
brothers Cecial Jones and Paul Jones 
both of Califomia, and Harold Jones 
of Minnesota; sisters Frances John- 
son of Califomia, Louise Jones of 
Arkansas and Rusty Mcghee of 
Califomia; 8 grandchildren and 1 
great grandchild. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortu- 
ary. 



Evelyn Louise 
Parks 

Bom in Bluefield, West Virginin 
on Oct. 27, 1 9 1 2 and died on May 9, 
1992 in Bakersfield, Califomia. She 
is preceded in death by her husbands, 
WilliamH.Wygalin 1969and Wil- 
liam F. Parks in 1981, and her only 
child, Mrs. Marilyn Wygal Voto in 
1974. 

Mrs. Parks is survived by her 
brother and sister-in-law Robert E. 
and Virginia Whitehead of Vinton, 
Virginia and sister and brother-in- 
law Virginia and Pence Niningerof 
Camden, South Carolinn. 

She was a government civil ser- 
vice employee in comnuinications 
and supply departments on various 
military bases for 24 years, from 
NOTS, China Lake, Califomia to 
Elemendorf AFB,* Anchorage, 
Alaska. In June 1 970 after marriage 
to Mr. Parks, they resided at China 
Lake until his retirement in June 
1974 when they moved to Onyx. 

Mrs. Parks was a member of the 
Order of the Eastem Star, Desert 
Holly Chapter #558 in Ridgecrest, 
Califomia since June 1947 and the 
Weldon United Methodist Church. 

Internment with Eastern Star 
Services will be May 29 at Blue 
RidgeMemorial Gardens, Roanoke, 
Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memo- 
rials may be sent to Shriners Hos- 
pital for Crippled Children or 
Weldon United Methodist Church 
Building Fund. 



Robert M. Lowe 

Pri vale crcmalio n services were 
held for Robert Mclvin Lowe of 
Lake Isabella. Mr. Lowe was born 
June 9. 1918 in Powaltan, Kansas 
and died May 2, 1992 in Mt. Mesa, 
CA. He was 73 years old. 

Mr. Lowe served in the U.S. 
Navy during WWII and retired 
front the motion picture industry 
as prop maker with Desilu Produc- 
tions. 

He is survived by his wife Elsie 
of Lake Isabella; son and daugh- 
ter-in-law Robert and Beverly 
Lowe of St. Joseph, Missouri; son 
and daughter-in-law Roger and 
Linda Lowe ofGolcta,C A; brother 
Leonard Lowe of Rorida; sisters 
Violet Musickof Kansas and Mary 
Hansen of Iowa; six grandchildren 
and 1 great grandchild. 

Mr. Lowe was a 21 year resi- 
dent of the Kern River Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



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Terry Helen Beach Viola Sullivan 



A memorial service for Terry 
Helen Beach of Bodfish was held 
Thursday. May 7, 1992 at 1:00 
p.m. at the Valley Mortuary Chapel. 
Officiating was pastor Deryl 
Lackey of the ML View Southern 
Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 

Mrs. Beach was bom August 
17. 1924 in New York City. New 
York, and died May 4, 1992 in 
Bakersfield. CA. She was 67 years 
old. 

Mrs. Beach was preceded in 
death by hcrhusband Donald Beach 
in August of 1991. She is survived 
by her son Bill Bart of Oregon; 
brothers Harry Giorrelto and 
Robert Giorretto of Oakland, CA; 
sisters Qair Mairante ofLas Vegas. 
Mary Paris of Washington. Marge 
Montalto of Sepulveda, CA; two 
grandchildren and 1 great grand- 
child. 

Shewasa lOyearresidentofthe 
Kern River Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



Viola Linck Sullivan was born 
October 18, 1903 in Baltimore. 
Maryland and passed away April 
27. 1992 in Mt. Mesa. CA. 

Viola and her husband Jack 
moved into the Kern River Valley 
in 1945. They prospected and did 
anything else they could to support 
themselves. They worked with or 
for many of the older families such 
as the Suhre's. Powers', 
Robinson's, Rhoad's, andso forth, 
until 1967 when Jack took sick and 
they settle on Sage Lane in the 
Weldon Ranches. 

Her husband died in 1977 at 
which time she moved to Mt. Mesa. 

Viola is survived by her brother 
and sister-in-law Burton and Billie 
Linck and various nieces and 
nephews in Maryland and other 
eastern states. 

She is missed! Thanks to all for 
the love they showed during this 
difficult time. 



Pauline Faye Traver 

Private cremation services were 
held for Pauline Faye Traver of 
Wofford Heights. Mrs. Traver was 
bom Feb. 11, 1916 in Missouri and 
died at her residence in Wofford 
Heights May 1 1, 1992. She was 76 
years old. 

She is survived by her husband 
of 4 years Paul Traver of Wofford 
Heights, son Frank Lilikes of Ari- 
zona, daughter Norma Gene of Illi- 
nois and 5 grandchildren. Mrs. 
Traver was a 6 year resident of the 
Kem River Valley. Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. 



Dennis Chumley, 20 
Chumley suffered major injuries in a 
motorcycle accident 



The family of Dennis R. Chumley 
would like to take this opportunity to 
thank all of those who have shown 
their love and consideration to us in 
so many ways. Your concern, prayers 
and gifts of love have been extremely 
meaningful to us and have helped us 
through a difficult lime and u^cmen- 
dous loss. A heartfelt special thanks 
is extended to David Derr and Brad 
Armsu^ong for their help. Dennis is 
deeply loved and will be greatly 
missed. 

Donald Chumley 

Derec, Stephanie & Derec 

Chumley, Jr. 

Evelyn Chumley 

David, Rhonda Chumley & Family 

Eugene, Sharon Eoff & Family 



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June 3, 1992 

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Casey Nell Manning Whylte Hone Miller Melvin Eric Mattox 



Casey Neil Hanning wa.s born 
March 18. 1960inBakersrieldan(J 
died May 15. 1992 al Kern Valley 
Hospiuti. 

He is survived by son Ryan 
Paul Hanning ol Los Angeles; 
parents. Leonard and .Marie 
Hanning ol Weldon; brothers. 
Carson Hanning afid his wile 
Tammy of Ony\ and Patrick 
Hanning ol Bakerslleld: .sisters. 
Christi Rivers ol Crcslon. CA. 
Shannon Owens and her husband 
Many oi Spotsylvania. VA, Re- 
becca Graham and her husband 
RobolEnnis. MT. Kelly Hanning 
orBakersl'i.eld.CA; nephews, Nick 

and Andy Hanning. Lane and 
Logan Graham. Carson and Jim mie 
Owens. Branden and James Rivers. 
Cody and Neal Preston: nieces. 
Rusty Shanniel Hanmng and 
Vanessa Rivers. 

Casey graduated trom Kern 
Valley High School in 1978. He 
resided al While Blanket Reserva- 
tion. Living on the river, being in 
the great outdoors and being free 
were the thinus he loved most in 
lire. 

Funeral services were held al 
Kern Valley Mortuary in Lake 
Isabella on Thursday, May 21. 
Alter .services food was served at 
the Kern Valley Mcxise Lodge. 



Pnvale crcmauon ser\ices will 
be held lor Whylte Hone Miller of 
Wofford Heights. Mrs. Miller was 
born December 1. I910inCalifor- 
nia and died May 25, 1992 at her 
residence in Wofford Heights. She 
was 8 1 years old. 

She IS survived by her husband 
of 63 years 0:11 Miller of Wofford 
Heights; daughter Gearldean 
Carlson of Eureka, CA; son Harold 
MillerofWol lord Heights; broiJier 
Walley Nickels of Redway, CA; 
five grandchildren and 6 great 
grandchildren. Mrs. Miller was 24 
year resident of the Kern River 
Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



Menu)nal seiA ices are pending 
for Melvin Eric Mattox of Bod- 
fish. Mr. Mattox was born July 9, 
1905 in Manon. Ohio and died 
May 24. 1992 m Bakersfield. He 
was 86 years old. 

He was preceded in death by his 
wife Lorclia Marguerite Mattox 
by 8 days. He is survived by his 
daughter Diane Gurzi of SunCity. 
CA; 4 grandsons and 4 greai 
grand.sons. 

Mr. Mattox was a 21 year resi- 
dent of the Kern River Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



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Ruth Ruozi 

Graveside services will be held 
at Hillcrcst Cemctcp. on May 28, 
1992 at 2:00p.m. for Ruth Ruozi of 
Lake Isabella, who pa.sscd away 
on May 23 in Bakcrslicld. Rever- 
end Gradie Powell will officiate. 

Mrs. Ruozi was tx)rn in OWa- 
homa on April 18. 1925. and had 
lived in California since 1946. 

She is survived by her husband 
Armand R. Ruozi of Lake Isabella: 
sons Fred Tcutsch. David Ruozi 
and Mark Ruozi. all of Bakersfield. 
Don Teutsch of Point .Arena and 
Jim Teutsch of San Diego. 

Ruth was a wonderful wife and 
mother. She was dearly loved and 
will be missed by faniily and 
friends. 



Jim "Montana" 
Silcott 

Jim"Montana"Silcottwasbom 
May 21. 1950 and died May 22. 
1992. He was 42 years old. 

He issurvivcd by his wife Janice: 
children Scon. Carisa. Rick and 

Cynthia: father Richard Silcon of 
Des Moines. lA: brothers Richard 
and Robcn of San Diego area. 
Donald of Brca. CA: sisters Re- 
becca Bromback of San Diego area. 
Sandra RiefferofReno.N V.Linda 
Bell of Stockton, CA and Joyce 
Terry of Columbia. MO. 

He was a musician, songwriter 
and truck driver. 



Carl Edwin Hays 

Graveside scrv ices were held at 
Grcenlawn Memorial P;irk, 3700 
River Blvd.. Friday. .May 29, 1992 
at 1 :(X} p.m. lor Carl Exiwin Havs, 
70. who piLSscd au ay .May 25. 1 992 
in Lake Isabella. Pastor Lavern 
Twist will officiate. Mr. Hays was 
born August 27. 1921 in Denton. 
fL and had resided in Kern County 
for over 47 years. 

He was d pipclilter in tfie petro- 
leum uidu>ir> and was last em- 
ployed by Local Union #460. He 
was a membcrof the Steam Fitter's 
Local Union #460 and VFW Post 
7665 and was a former member of 
the Fraternal Order of Eagles. 

He was preceded in death by his 
wives, Eileen "Bab" in 1973 and 
Thelma in 198?: son Carl, Jr.. in 
1949. and three brothers, Hosmer, 
Curtis and William. He is survived 
by his wife Claire Hays of Lake 
Isabella: son and daughter-in-law- 
James and Glenda Hays of Wash- 
ington: daughters Florence and 
husband VVallcrBcnfordofHorida, 
Carolyn and husband Leonard 
Soliz of California. Vickie and 
[lusband Ra> Ohcrmeyer of Cali- 
fornia andClari.ssaHaysof Oregon: 
27 grandchildren. 7 great grand- 
children. 4 brothers and 3 sisters. 

Greenlawn Mortuary Funeral 
Directors. 



Myrna M. Richards 

Private cremalionservices were 
held for Myrna Martina Richards 
of South Lake. Mrs. Richards was 
born May 1944 in Wisconsin and 
died at her residence in South Lake 
May 23, 1992. She was 48 years 
old. 

She is survived by her children 
and her husband John Richards of 
South Lake. Mrs. Richards was a 
14 year resident of the Kern River 
Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



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Randy G. Sweaney 

Bom in Tall, CA on Nov. 6, 
1941 anddicdJuncS. 1992inTaft. 
Randy was a resident of Kern 
Country most ofhisUrc and resided 
in Wollord Heights fortlie past 10 
years. 

He is survived by his loving 
wite. Carol, partners for almost 30 
years; mother, Kathleen Sweaney 
o! Talt; .son, Roger Sweaney of 
Bakersi'ield: daughter Kiah Pucs 
ol' Lake Isabella; grandsons 
Brennon Cheyne Pues and Dylan 
Tliomas Pues; brotliers Gary , Greg, 
Stan and Scott Sweaney of 
Bakersi'ield, JelV Sweaney of Taft, 
Tim Sweaney ol'Pismo; and sister 
Judy Hall ol Modesto. Randy was 
also a foster lather of many in- 
cluding Dan, Ron, Tim, Josh and 
Summer. 

He was an avid outdoorsman 
and loved to fish and hunt with his 
buddies. He was a life long lovcrof 
nature and loved to sit and chat. He 
was known as a masteroftalcs and 
everyone who knew him will miss 
him. 

Wk. Sweaney was a Highway 
Patrolman from 1967 to 1978 in 
the Bakersi'ield, Porterville area. 
He worked in Alaska as a tool 
operator for several years. He had 
worked in Talt in the Elk Hills oil 
fields since 1987 until his death. 

Randy loved to be with his 
family ajid was a loyal, loving 
husband, father and friend. 

Mr. Sweaney belonged to the 
Tall Sportsman Club and Ducks 
Unlimited. 

There will be a gathering of 
family and friends on Saturday, 
June 1 3, at 10:00 a.m. at the Hill of 
the Three Crosses in Wofford 
Heights. 



Ermal B. Loomis 

Ermal B. Loomis, 70, Ontario, a 
retired bookkeeper, died May 19. 
1992, as the result of an automo- 
bile accident near Glcnns Ferry. 
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday 
at St. Matthew" s Episcopal Church. 
Ontario, with Rev. Patrick Bell 
officiating. Burial will follow at 
Riverside Cemetery, Payette, un- 
der the direction of Ontario's 
Lienkaempcr Chapel. 

She was born Jan. 6, 1922. ai 
Fniitland, adaughterof W.A. and 
E . M. VanEtten Gorham. She 
was a member of St. Matthew's 
Episcopal Church. She was active 
in the Vestry Alter Guild of the 
Seven River Clu.ster of the Episco- 
pal Church. 

Survivors include a son and 
daughter-in-law, Lee and Gaylc 
Wal,son; her father, W.A. Gorham 
of Ontario; two sisters. Mclba M 
Smit of Ontario, and LaDona Lee 
of Beavcrton; a grand.son and his 
wi le. Jay and Anna Watsonof Lake 
Isabella, California: a grand- 
daughter. Stephanie Watson; a 
niece and three nephews. 

Memorials may be made to St 
Matthew's Episcopal Church or 
the Presbyterian Community Care 
Center. 

Gerald E. Batty 

Bom Feb. 24, 191 1 in Monroe 
Citv, Missouri and died Mav 18. 
1992 at Wadswonh VA Hospital. 
.Services u ere held May 27, at VFW 
Hall by oflicersofVFW Post 7ftf)5. 
He was a charter member. 

Mr. Bally is survived by his 
wife of 5 1 years. Phyllis of Lake 
Isabella; .son, Gerald Jr. of Lake 
Isabella; daughter Joan Ray of 
Washington slate; four grandchil- 
dren and 6 great gTandchildren. 



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Guy E. Morton 

A funeral service was held Fri- 
day, June 5. 1992 al 10:00 a.m. at 
the First Baptist Church in Lake 
Isahella lor Guy Edward Morton 
of Lake Isabella. Officiating was 
Pastor David Snow. Intcrnicnl fol- 
lowed at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery in Wofford Heights. 

Mr. Morton wai bom Decem- 
ber 23, 1909 in Mississippi and 
died June 2, 1992 in Bakersllcld, 
CA. He was 82 years old. 

He is survived by his wile ol'58 
years Edna of Lake Isabella; son 
Cecil Morion of South Gate, CA; 
brother Walter Morton of Lake 
Isabella; sister Edith Adams of 
Oregon. 

Mr. Morton was a 20 year mem- 
ber of First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella and a 20 year resident of 
tlie Kern River Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tLiary. 

Rodney Farley, Sr. 

A memorial service was held 
Monday, June 8, 1992 at 10:00 
a.m. at tJie Valley Mortuary Chapel 
in Lake Isabella for Rodney 
VVilburn Farley, Sr. of Bodlish. 
OlTiciati ng were Ltie oflicers of the 
VFW Post" 7665 in the Kern River 
Valley. 

Mr. Farley was born December 
2. 19 16 in Charleston, Mississippi 
and died at his residence in Bod- 
lish June .\ 1992. He wa.s 75 years 
old. 

He is survived by his son Rodney 
Farley, Jr. of Hollywood, CA; 
brothers Windel. Ruphert and Paul 
Farley all of Missouri; sisters Irene 
and June House of Missouri; 8 
grandchildren, 15 greatgrandchil- 
dren and 1 great, great grandchil- 
dren. 

Mr. Farley was a membcrof the 
VFW, American Legion. Moose 
and Eagjes. He was a four year 
resident o\[hc Kern River Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



Vincent L Groters Ralph L Nielsen 



A memorial service was held 
Saturday. June 6. 1992 at 10:(X) 
a.m. at the Elks Lodge #2358 in 
Wofford Heights for Vincent 
LaVerne Groters of Wofford 
Heights. Oniciating were liie of- 
ficers of the Elks. 

Mr, Groters was k)rn Septem- 
ber I. 1932 in Michigan and died in 
Ml. Mesa June 2, 1992. He was 59 
years old. 

He IS survived by his wileol 12 
years Dena of Wi)fford Heights; 
son Gary Groters of Bakersfield; 
daughters Donna. Gail, Joann; step 
daughters Jan. Jill. Donette; 
adopted daughters Jill, Karla. 
Krisia; and sister Sue Grcsham of 
Bakersfield. 

Mr. Groters was an Elk and 
Vice President of the Men's Club 
and an avid golfer. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



A memorial service was held 
Saturday. June 6, 1 992 at 1 I a.m. at 
the Eagles Aerie 3 1 56 in Mt. Mesa 
for Ralph LaVor Niel.sen of Wcl- 
don, Ollicialing were the officers 
of tlie Eagles. 

Mr, Nielsen was born Februarv 
26, 1 926 in Idaho and died June 2. 
1992 in Bakerslicld. CA, He was 
66 years old. 

He IS sursived by his wile ol 45 
yeaisDnnnaolWeldon; sons Ralph 
Arthur .Nielsen of Bakersfield, 
Larry William Nielsen of Ony\. 
daughter Vicki Watson of Trona; 
brothers Vandel Nielsen of Utali. 
Lenice Nielsen of Ultih; sisters 
Blanche Wilbur of Washington, 
Vest W I Ikero! California; and nine 
grandcliildren. 

Ml. Nielseli was a member ol 
the VFW, Moose. Elks and Eagles. 
Mr, .Nielsen was the business man- 
ager lor the Trona School District 
and a 30 year resident of Trona. 

AiTiingcmenis by Valley Mor- 
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Wednesday 
Juno 17, 1992 

MEMORIAL 



William Cowan 

Funeral services were held 
Monday. June 15. 1992, lor Wil- 
liam Cowan, 75, of Lake Isabella, 
at Holland & Lyons Chapel in 
Ridgecrest. CA. Officiaiing was 
Jon Rowc of the Church of Christ 
in Ml Mesa. He was buried at 
Desert Memorial Park. Mr. Cowan 
was bom June 19, 1916 in Spiro, 
OK and died June 10. 1992, at the 
home of his son in Ridgecrest as 
the result of natural causes. 

He lived in Lake Isabella for i 6- 
1/2 years alter moving from 
Ridgecrest where he lived for 12 
years. At the Lime ot his death, he 
was on extended leave from the 
Naval Weapons Center where he 
was employed since 1946 as a 
machinist. 

Mr. Cowan is survived by his 
wife, Nancy Louise Cowan ofLake 
Isabella; son, Douglas W. Cowan 
of Ridgecrest, C A; daughters Tena 
Kay Miller of San Marcos, CA, 
Marjo Miles Kvammen of 
Ridgecrest, CA, Linda Lou Wincn 
of Huntsville, AL, and Betty Evone 
Raffel of Ridgecrest, CA; brothers 
Clarence Cowan of Arkansas, 
ErneslCowanofWcst Plains, MO, 
and Walter Cowan of Sallisaw, 
OK; sisters Uella Brown of Tulsa. 
OK and Inez Hunt of Sand Springs, 
OK; I3grandchildrenand ISgreat- 
grandchildren. 

Contributions may be made to 
Cancer Research, Loma Linda 
Medical Center, P.O. Box 2000. 
Loma Linda. CA 92354. 

Arrangements by Holland & 
Lyons Mortuary of Ridgecrcst.CA. 



In Memoriam 

Rev. Oliver Brian Endicott. 
former Vicar of St. Peter's Epis- 
copal Church in Kemviile. 

May 15 was a sad day for the 
family, congregation and friends 
of Fr. Brian. He died of injuries 
received when a vehicle crossed 
over Llie center lines and crashed 
head on while he was on his way 
from Bakerslleld to his church in 
Kernville. 

Fr. Briiui was notonly our priest, 
but a good friend and teacher and 
he brought much love, caring and 
compassion to all who knew him. 

The memorial service was held 
on May 19 at St. Paul's Church in 
Bakerslleld with the Rl Rev. John 
David Scliolleld, Bishop of San 
Joac|uin Diocese, as the celebrant. 



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Herbert (Pete) 
Wallace Hanson 

Funeral services were held 
Monday. June 22, 1 992, for Herbert 
(Pete) Hanson at Highland Chapel 
United Methodist Church in Lake 
Isabella. Oftlciating at the service 
was Pastor Royd R, Castillo. 

Pete Hanson was born on Sept. 
15, 1910 in the Territory of New 
Mexico to John and Bcnha Hanson 
who had conic to this country from 
Sweden. 

He spent most of his life in- 
volved in the aviation industry 
where he worked as a flight engi- 
neer for various airlines. During 
World War 11, Pete Hew with the 
Army Transport Command. 

Pete and his wife. Ha/-el, bought 
their first home in the Kem Valley 
in 1970, but didn't move up here 
pcmianently until their retirement 
in 1987. He was recently hospital- 
ized for knee surgery and died 
peacefully of other complications 
on Tliursday. June IS. 1992, in 
Bakerslield. CA. Pete will be cre- 
mated and his ashes placed in a 
niche in Kem Valley Cemetery. 

He is survived by Hazel, his 
wi fe of m( trc than 46 years, of Lake 
Isabella; his daughter Georgia 
KohlerolSantaCru/,C'A; Ha/cl's 
daughter Sylvia Wheeler, to whom 
he was a real father, of La Paz. 
Mexico; granddaughters Kathy in 
NewZealand. and Agnes Frceburn 
olTucson, AZ; and grandsons Kyle 
Kohler of Santa Cruz and Ken 
KohlerofSan Jose. There arc four 
great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary, 



Edith Horney 

lEdiih Horney. 90, of Lake Isa- 
bella died June 7 at Kem Valley 
Hospital. She \va.s born May 24, 
1902 in Texas and had lived in 
Wofford Heights and Lake Isa- 
bella for liie past 23 years. 

She attended Highland Chapel 
Church and was a member at tJie 
Rebecca Lodge. 

Scr\iccs were held June 12 at 
Green Hills Monuary Chapel with 
the Reverend Kevin Johnson ofli- 
ciaLing. Interment was at Green 
Hills Nlemonal Park, Ranch Palo 
Vcrdes, CA. 

She was preceded in death by 
her husband of 61 years. Calvin, 
and her son Richard, both in 1986. 

She is survived by sons Argie of 
Oklalioma. Ray of Arizona, Roy 
ofOnlario. and daughter Lorctia of 
Huntington Beach. Also 1 I 
grandctiildren, 13 great-grand- 
children and 1 great-great grand- 
child. 

Edith was a wonderful wife and" 
mother and will be missed deeply 
by family and friends. 



Arnett (Jack) 
Starcher 

Arnett (Jack) Starcher was born 
Jan, 28, 1931 and died Junc-6. 
1992. 

He is survived by his wife, Ruth 
E. Starcher; son J.J. Starcher and 
wife Shirley, of Lake Isabella; and 
son Dennis Starcher and wife 
Brenda. of Atwood. TN. 



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Robert W. Larsen 

A funeral service was held 
Thursday, June 25, 1992 at 1 :00 
p.m. for Robert Wayne Larsen 
of Weldon. Officiating was 
Pastor Jim Lee of the Valley 
Community Church of Lake 
Isabella. Pallbearers were John 
Andrews, Shawn Rhoads, Peter 
Hearn, Paul Hearn, Chad 
Reichenbach, Greg Greenwood. 
Interment followed at the Kem 
River Valley Cemetery in 
Wofford Heights. 

Robert was bom December 
5, 1969 in Mt. Mesa and died 
June 21, 1992 in Weldon. He 
was 22 years old. Robert was a 
1988 graduate of Kem Valley 
High School. 

He is survived by his parents 
Bill and Karen Larsen, Brother 
Will and sister Kathryn of 
Weldon; grandparents Bill and 
Joyce Varble, Bob and Connie 
Fulkman, Robert Arvidson; 
great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. 
L. Schuller; uncle Gordon 
Larsen; aunt Sharon Brazil; and 
godparents Kenneth and Barbara 
Allen; cousins Edward Smith, 
Sandy Smith, David Larsen, 
Kristi Larsen and Lisa Larsen. 
Robert Wayne Larsen was a life 
long resident of the Kem River 
Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Thomas C. Short 

A funeral service was held 
Friday, June 26, 1992 at 11:00 
a.m. at the Vailev Mortuary 
Chapel in Lake Isabella for 
Thomas Clarence Short of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was Pastor 
Jim Lee of the Valley Commu- 
nity Church of Lake Isabella. 
Intennent followed at the Kem 
River Valley Cemetery in 
Wofford Heights. 

Tom was bom October 19, 
1916 in Bidwcll, Iowa and died 
June 23, 1992 at his residence in 
Lake Isabella. He was 75 years 
old. He retired from Naval 
Weapons Center at China Lake 
after 35 years of ser\'ice. 

He is survived by his wife of 
54 years Vemice Short of Lake 
Isabella; son Roger Short of 
Ridgecrest; daughter Bonnie 
Zissos of Ridgecrest; brother 
Lawrence Simenic of Florida; 
five grandchildren and four 
great-grandchildren. Tom was a 
46 year resident of Kem County 
and loved to play golf in the 
Kem River Valley. He will be 
dearly missed by all. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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George Freundner 

Private services were held for 
George Freundner of Onyx. 

George was born January 29, 
1921 in West Germany. He died 
June 29, 1992 in Bakersfield, CA. 
He was 71 years old. 

He is survived by his wife of 48 
years Rosamarie Freundner of 
Onyx; sons Dieter Freundner of 
California City and George H. 
Freundner of Tustin, CA; three 
grandchildren and three great- 
grandchildren. 

Mr. Freundner was a 13 year 
resident of the Kern River Valley. 

Arrangcmenis by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



Loretta M. Mattox 

Private services were held for 
Loretta Marguerite Mattox of 
Bodfish. Loretta was bom July 25, 
1902 in Wellsville, Kansas and 
died at her residence in Bodfish 
May 16, 1992. 

Loretta was survived her hus- 
band Melvin Eric Mattox of Bod- 
fish by eight days. Melvin died 
May 24, 1992 in Bakersfield. She 
is survived by a brother Roy C. 
Wasson of Wyoming; sister 
Lucelle Ley of Lancaster. Mrs. 
Mattox was a 20 year resident of 
the Kern River Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



David E. Tait 

David E. Tait, age 64 of South 
Haven, Michigan, was bom Janu- 
ary 30, 1928 in South Haven and 
died Tuesday, June 30, 1992 at 
South Haven Community Hospi- 
tal. 

Mr. Tait was a production engi- 
neer for Du-Well and a member of 
the D.A.V. He graduated from 
South Haven High School. He 
moved to Kemville in 1971. 

Mr. Tait is survived by his 
modierZella Fran tzof Kalamazoo, 
Michigan; sons David of San 
Dimas, California and Douglas of 
Canoga Park, California; daughter 
Lissa Lambie of Porterville, Cali- 
fornia; seven grandchildren; 
brother Bruce Tait of Eugene, Or- 
egon; and sisters Martha Robinson 
of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Louise 
Twyman of Niles, Michigan and 
Susan Harry of South Haven, 
Michigan. He was preceded in 
death by his father Malcolm Bruce 
Tait. 

Private graveside services will 
be held at Lake View Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to: 
D.A.V. or V.F.W. Post 667, both 
of South Haven. 

AnangementsbyCalvin-Starks 
& Frost Funeral Home. 



Louie B. King 

A graveside service was held 
Thursday, July 2, 1992 at 10:00 
a.m. at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery in Wofford Heights for 
Louie B.King of Wofford Heights. 
Officiating were the officers of the 
Kem River Valley Masonic Lodge 
No. 897. 

Louie was bom December 13, 
1915 in Boon County, Arkansas. 
He died June 29, 1992 in Wofford 
Heights, CA. He was 76 years old. 

He is survived by his wife of 49 
years Nellie King of Wofford 
Heights. Louie was a 15 year 
resident of the Kem River Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
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Marguerite Alice 
Haltestad 

A funeral service was held 
July 1 , 1 992 at 1 0:00 a.m. at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isabella for Marguerite Alice 
Haltestad of Weldon. Officiat- 
ing was Pastor David Snow of 
the First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella. Interment followed at 
the Crystal Lake Cemetery in 
Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Marguerite was born Octo- 
ber 2, 1891 in New York City, 
New York and died June 28, 
1992 at her residence in 
Weldon. She was 100 years 
old. She was preceded in death 
by her husband George O. 
Haltestad of Minneapolis, Min- 
nesota. She is sup-'ived by her 
son and daughter-in-law Harold 
and Evelyn Haltestad of 
Wofford Heights; daughters 
Dorothy and husband Jay Best 
of Weldon, Peggy Altmeyerand 
husband Ed of Palmdale; 
grandchildren Lynnae Jamison 
and husband Bob of Lake Isa- 
bella, Robin Cornick and hus- 
band Bill of Canoga Park, Dean 
Castle and wife Karen of River- 
side, Georgia Castle of Colo- 
rado Springs, Colorado, Susan 
Thomas of Sioux Falls, So. 
Dakota and Lee Churchill of 
Minneapolis, Minnesota; 11 
great-grandchildren and 3 
great-great grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Arrietta "Rita" 
Aliman 

Many will remember Rita 
Aliman. She lived in the valley 
many years. She worked at the 
old and new Cozy Corner Ca- 
fes and Lazy River Lodge. She 
worked and lived at the Old 
Mark's Trailer Park. 

She passed away suddenly 
at herhome in Bakersfield June 
26, 1992. She was born 86 
years ago in Ayr, Nebraska on 
November 16, 1905. 

She leaves two sons, a 
daughter and her favorite 
daughter-in-law Peggy Aliman 
of Bakersfield, the widow of her 
son Richard Henry Aliman who 
died last October. Sons are 
Leonard (and Leona) of 
Riverkern; Jack (and Patty) of 
Bakersfield. Herdaughteris Joy 
(and Bud) Smith of Coffeyville, 
Kansas. Mrs. Aliman had nine 
grandchildren and eight great- 
grandchildren. 

Arrietta was a loving and 
kind-hearted mother, a friend 
to ail creatures of nature and a 
sympathetic listener to anyone 
who came her way. Many will 
miss her. 



Evelyn Hope Mason 

Evelyn Hope Mason passed 
awayonJune20,1992athome 
in Houston, Texas. She had 
been ill for several months. 
Services are pending. 

She is sun/ived by: Thelma 
Likens of Elkins, West Virginia; 
George Shanabarger of Po- 
land, Ohio; Billie Hewitt of 
Carson City, Nevada; Edna 
Becknerof Tehachapi, Califor- 
nia; and Anita Metzof Houston, 
Texas. 

Sunshine fades and shad- 
ows fall, but sweet remem- 
brances outlast all. 



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Lorence E. Wallace 

A memorial service was hela 
Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. 
at the Masonic Lodge in 
Kernville, for Lorence Elbert 
WallaceofWofford Heights. Mr. 
Wallace was bom April 1 3, 1 9 1 2 
in Red Lodge, Montana and 
died at his residence in Wofford 
Heights July 1 6, 1 992. He was 
80 years old. 

He IS sup/ived by his wife of 
57 years, Rose Wallace of 
Wofford Heights; daughters 
Ellen Reid of Eureka, CA, Mar- 
garet Sims of El Cajon, CA and 
Jean Lewis of Santa Rosa, CA; 
5 grandchildren and 1 great- 
grandchild. Mr. Wallace was a 
member of the Elks Lodge 
#2358 in Wofford Heights and 
a member of the Kern River 
Valley Masonic Lodge #827. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Marvin W. Lewis 

Marvin William Lewis, 26, of 
South Lake, died Saturday, July 
4, 3 p.m., at his home following 
a lengthy illness. Memorial 
Services will be held Saturday, 
July 11, 1:30 p.m., at the South 
Shore Fellowship on Highway 
1 78 in Mt. Mesa. Pastor James 
Lee will officiate. 

Man/in was a 1 983 graduate 
of Kern Valley High School and 
student body president in his 
senior year. He worked here in 
the valley for Bruce's Type- 
writer, for Payless as security 
and for Sierra South as a kayak 
instructor. 

The family requests that in 
lieu of flowers, donations be 
given to the Valley Christian 
School Building Fund. 



Audis "Sarge" 
Hegan 

Born December 3, 1913, 
Audis "Sarge" Hegan died July 
5, 1992. 

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Clyde J. Casper 

A memorial service was held 
Monday, July 27 at 1 1 :00 a.m. 
at the Elks Lodge in Wofford 
Heights for Clyde Jerome 
Casperof Wofford Heights. Mr. 
Casper was born January 
24,1907 in Montivedio, Minn, 
and died at Paramount 
Surburban Hospital in Para- 
mount July 16, 1992. He was 
85 years old. 

Funeral services were held 
July 20, 1992 at St. Dominic 
Savio Catholic Church in Bell- 
flower. 

He is survived by his daugh- 
ter, Mary Biggs, of Bellflower; 4 
grandchildren and 7 great- 
grandchildren. 

Nellie L Biederman 

A funeral sen/ice was held 
Augusta, 1992forNeiiieLouise 
Biederman at the Valley Mor- 
tuary Chapel in Lake Isabella. 
Officiating was Pastor Daryl 
Lackey of Mountain View 
Baptist Church in Lake Isabella. 

Nellie Biederman was born 
November 1 3, 1 920 in Missouri. 
She died July 30, 1992 at 
Mountain Mesa, California. She 
was 71 years old. 

She is sun/ived by her hus- 
band Frank Biederman of Lake 
Isabella; daughter Judy Grosch 
of Redding, CA; sister Mildred 
Sullivan also of Redding; 10 
grandchildren and 7 great- 
grandchildren. She was a Lady 
of the Moose and a member of 
the Kern Valley Search and 
Rescue. 

Interment was at Kern River 
Valley Cemetery in Wofford 
Heights. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Robert LaTuIippe 




Robert Michael LaTuIippe 
was born July 22, 1969 and 
died July 20, 1992. 

He is sup/ived by his wife 
Renee; daughter Heather; son 
Robert David; his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Bernard Gonzales of 
Lake Isabella and Jerome 
Comatov of Colorado; grand- 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome 
Bowen of Lake Isabella; broth- 
ers Girard, Joseph and Martin; 
sisters Renee, Tracy and 
Caroline. 

Robert was a memberof the 
First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella and Pastor Eric 
Malamma officiated at services 
held last Thursday at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel. 

He was laid to rest at the 
Kern Valley Cemetery. 



John M. Williams 

John M. Williams was born 
April 28, 1918 in Cheyenne, 
Oklahoma and died July 27, 
1992 in Mt. Mesa. He was 74 
years old. 

He is survived by his wife of 
42 years Betty Williams of 
Weldon; son James Williams 
of Sacramento, CA; daughter 
Barbara Torres of Clovis; 
daughter Susan Clark of Mon- 
tana; brother Elbert Williams of 
Oklahoma; sisters Willa 
Mortensen of Utah and Winnie 
Maurizio of Van Nuys, CA; and 
5 grandchildren. 

John was a member of the 
Moose, Elk's, Eagle's, VFW, 
DAV and American Legion. He 
was a 32 year resident of the 
Kern River Valley. 

A funeral sen/ice was held 
Friday, July 31 , 1 992 for John 
M. Williams of Weldon at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isabella. IntermentatKem River 
Valley Cemetery in Wofford 
Heights. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Charles Hubert 
Hamilton 

A funeral service was held 
Friday, July 24, 1992 at 3:00 
p.m. at the Valley Mortuary 
Chapel in Lake Isabella for 
Charles Hubert Hamilton of 
Onyx. Officiating was Pastor 
Robbie Robinson of the Weldon 
Southern Baptist Church. In- 
terment followed Saturday, July 
25 at Fairhaven Memorial Park 
in Santa Ana, CA. 

Mr. Hamilton was born Oc- 
tober 12, 1910 in Poplar Bluff 
Missouri and died July21, 1992 
at the Kern Valley Hospital in 
"Mt. Mesa. He was 81 years old. 
Mr. Hamilton was preceded in 
death by his wife of 55 years, 
Minnie Elizabeth, who died in 
1989. 

He is survived by his wife of 
8 months, June Hamilton of 
Onyx; sons Charles Albert 
Hamilton of Australia and Virgil 
Leonard Hamilton of Fountain 
Valley, CA; daughter Shirley 
Renk of San Juan Capistrano, 
CA; 10 grandchildren and 12 
great-grandchildren. Mr. 
Hamilton wasa24yearresident 
of the Kern River valley. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Junia Bell Elam 

Private services were held 
for Junia Bell Elam of Fresno, 
CA. She died on July 17, 1992 
at the age of 81 . Mrs. Elam was 
the owner of Vest Pocket Mar- 
ket in Bakersfield for 22 years. 

She is preceded in death by 
her husband Ray Elam, who 
died in 1970. 

Survivors include sons Ray 
Elam of Bakersfield and Terry 
Elam of Sparks, Nevada; 
daughter Alene Duncan of 
Fresno, California; sister Dor- 
othy Welsh of Escondido, 
California; seven grandchildren 
and six great-grandchildren. 

Any remembrances may be 
sent to Alzheimer's Association, 
Woodward Park Station, P.O. 
Box 278 1 2, Fresno, CA 93729- 
781 2 or The Living Bank, 4545 
Post Oak Place, Suite #315, 
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Lonnie Jackson 
Curtis 

Lonnie Jackson Curtis was 
born in Keo, Arkansas on Feb. 
7, 1 920 and died in Bakersfield 
on June 22, 1 992 at age 72. He 
was an 1 1 year resident of 
Bodfish. 

He is survived by his wife of 
38 years, Daisy Kelley Curtis, 
of Bodfish; brother and sister- 
in-law, Clyde and Frances 
Curtis of Hesperia, California; 
sister, Helen Curtis Moore of 
Fontana, California; aunt, Dovie 
Brand of Carlisle, Arkansas; 
brother-in-!awand sister-in-law, 
Clyde and Virginia Kelley of 
Kernville, California; Roy and 
Orleena Kelley of Calimesa, 

California; Alena Parr of 
Compton, California; and many 
nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Curtis served five years 
during World War II and was a 
member of Kern River Valley 
D.A.V. #54 and a life member 
of Kern River Valley VFW Post 
#7665. 

Interment was at Forest 
Lawn in Cypress, California on 
July 27, 1992. Officiating was 
Rev. Larry Jameson with vo- 
calist Marsha Curtis Santiago. 

Arrangements by Doty, 
Calhoun and O'Meara of 
Bakersfield, California. 



Keith E. 
Archambeau, Sr. 

Keith Archambeau, known 
by all his friends as "Archie," 
passed away July 15, 1992 at 
his home in Wofford Heights 
after a brief illness. 

Archie was born May 8, 1931 
in Maywood, California. He was 
61 years old. He leaves his wife 
Nancy; two sons Keith, Jr. of 
Simi, California and Bart of 
Reno, Nevada; three daughters 
Dorita Valencich of Chino, 
California, Caryn Thompson of 
Lake Isabella and Cindy Jacobs 
of Bakersfield; ten grandchil- 
dren Jason and Ardele 
Valencich ofChino,Damonand 
Monica Archambeau of Simi, 
Nick, Charlotte, Wade and 
Jared Thompson of Lake Isa- 
bella, Ryan Jacobs of Bakers- 
field and Christina Archambeau 
of Reno, Nevada. 

A 15 year resident, Archie 
owned the Valley Tire & Muffler 
in Wofford Heights for 7 years. 
He was a member of the K.V. 
Search & Rescue, W.H. Im- 
provement Group, Elks, Moose 
and Lion's Club. Archie was a 
member of the Kernville Meth- 
odist Church. 

He will truly be missed by all. 



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Leonard 
Cournoyer, Sr. 

Leonard Cournoyer, Sr. 
died August 5, 1992, at the 
Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer 
Hospital in Los Angeles. He 
was a resident of Weldon for 
the past 18 years. He was 78 
years old. 

Mr. Cournoyer was pre- 
ceded in death by his wife 
Mary. He is survived by his 
son Leonard Jr., his daughter 
Phyllis, his son-in-law Rick, six 
great-grandchildren and two 
great-great grandchildren. 

in lieu of flowers, donations 
can be sent to the Kenneth 
Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital, 
1441 East Lake Ave., Los 
Angeles, California 90033- 
0804. 

He will be truly missed by all 
who knew him. 



Bert Floyd Wilfred 
Morford 

Bert Floyd Wilfred Morford, 
of Bodfish, died Aug. 6, 1992 
at the age of 65. Private .cre- 
mation will be made by Cre- 
mation Society of Fresno, CA. 

Mr. Morford had been a jet 
mechanic for the U.S. Air Force 
for 23 years. He lived in Bod- 
fish since 1971. 

He is survived by daughter 
Beverly Baggs of Bakersfield, 
CA; daughter Marilyn Morford 
Boswell of Virginia; sister 
Evelyn Vantassel of Paris, CA; 
brothers Raymond and Ernie 
Morford of Adelanto, CA. 



Virgle "Jack" 
Vanlee Caraway 

A memorial service was held 
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1992 at 
2:00 at the Valley Mortuary 
Chapel in Lake Isabella for 
Virgle "Jack" Vanlee Caraway 
of Lake Isabella. Officiating 
were the officers of the VFW, 
Post #7665. 

Mr. Caraway was born 
September28, 1921 inBelton, 
TexasanddiedAugust2, 1992 
in Fresno, CA. 

"Jack" was a veteran of 
WWII, sending from 1942 to 
1946. He sePw'ed as an honor 
guard for many of his fallen 
comrades in WWII. He retired 
from Redondo Beach after 33 
years as a heavy equipment 
operator. 

"Jack" Caraway is survived 
by sons, Michael Caraway of 
Missouri, Virgle Vanlee Cara- 
way II of Lake Isabella, CA, 
James Caraway of Lake Isa- 
bella, CA; daughters, Vanna 
Russell of Missouri, Caria 
Tolliver of Missouri; brother 
Carl Caraway of Buena Park, 
CA; sister Etta Rotan of Lake 
Isabella, CA; and very dear 
friend, Barbara Hunterof Lake 
Isabella. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Wallace "Mike" 
William Franklin 

Private cremation services 
were held for Wallace "Mike" 
William Franklin of Weldon. 
He was born February 23, 
1926 in Kentucky and died 
August 6, 1992 in Mt. Mesa. 

fvlr. Franklin was 66 years 
old. He was a resident of the 
Kern River Valleyfor14years. 

Mr. Franklin is survived by 
Marilyn Franklin, his wife of 19 
years; sons Michael D. 
Franklin of CA, Michael A. 
McKissick of Southlake, CA, 
DonK.McKissickofGlendora, 
CA; daughters Deanna Bagley 
of Rescue, CA, Sandy Leich 
of CA, Susan Ferguson of CA, 
Shannon Anderson of San 
Gabriel, CA, Renee Franklin 
of San Gabriel, CA, Debbie 
Walker of Weldon, CA; 20 
grandchildren and 3 great- 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Loretta E. Bradshaw 

A graveside service was held 
Friday, August 14, 1992 at 10 
a.m. at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery in Wofford Heights 
for Loretta E. Bradshaw of 
Ridgecrest. Officiating was the 
VFW Auxiliary Post #7665 Kern 
River Valley. Loretta was born 
Febnjary26, 1914in Porterville, 
CA and died at her residence in 
Ridgecrest Augusts, 1992. She 
was 78 years old. Loretta was 
employed for 32 years at the 
LaFiesta Restaurant in 
Ridgecrest, she was a charter 
member of the VFW Auxiliary 
Post #7665 Kern River Valley. 
She loved to fish in California 
streams and lakes. 

Mrs. Bradshaw is survived 
by her daughter Dale "Don" 
Lane of Ridgecrest; son James 
Wallace of Lakewood; grand- 
children Valerie Lane of 
Ridgecrest, Debra Lane of 
Ridgec'^st Coi^ni'^ Spickard of 
Livermore, CA, Colleen Blades 
of Ridgecrest, James H. 
Wallace of Oceanside, CA and 
Dawn Wallace of Lakewood, 
CA; and 5 great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Ridgecrest 
Mortuary. 



Diane Ruth 
Frascona 

A memorial service was held 
Friday, August 14, 1992 at 
11:00 a.m. at the Kern River 
Valley Moose Lodge #498 in 
Lake Isabella for Diane Ruth 
Frascona of Wofford Heights. 
Officiating were the Ladies of 
the Moose. Diane was born 
April 11,1 936 in California and 
died August 10, 1992 in Mt. 
Mesa, CA. She was 56 years 

OiJ. 

She is survived by her sons 
Vince Frascona of Fresno, 
David Wamsley of Bodfish, 
Chris Frascona of Oregon; 
daughter Carol Frascona of 
Kernville; brotherChase McNeil 
of Washington; sister Betty M. 
Williams of Wofford Heights; 8 
grandchildren and her very dear 
friend, Bob Stewart. 

Diane was a life member of 
the Ladies of the Elks and a 
memberofthe Moose. She was 
last employed as a Hostess at 
the Moose Lodge #498 in Lake 
Isabella. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Floyd Pearl 



A funeral service was held 
Thursday, August 1 3, 1 992 at 1 :00 
p.m. at the Valley Mortuary Chapel 
in Lake Isabella for Floyd Peari of 
Bodfish. Officiating was Pastor 
Deryl Lackey of the Mt. View So. 
Baptist Church of Lake Isabella. 
Interment followed at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery in Woflord 
Heights. 

Floyd was a long time resident 
of Ridgecrest working as a car- 
penter in the construction busi- 
ness, and working for a short time 
in Trona. He was born May 12, 
1912 in New York and died Au- 
gust 1 0, 1 992 in Mt. Mesa. He was 
80 years old. 

Floyd is survived by his wife of 
47 years lla of Bodfish. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 

Jerome "Jerry" Both 

Jerome "Jerry" Both, native of 
Buffalo, New York, passed away 
on Wednesday, August 19 in 
Ridgecrest. CA. 

Jerry leaves his wife of 58 years. 
Marge and son Charles and his 
wife Sherry of Portland, Oregon; 
also 3 grandchildren Michael, 
Gregory and Amy Simpson and 2 
great-grandchildren, all of Oregon. 

He was preceded in death by 
two brothers and one sister, leav- 
ing one sister Genevieve Palmer 
of Attica, New York. 

The memorial mass, celebrated 
by Monsignor Gilbert Meyer on 
Saturday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. 
in St. Jude's Church in Wofford 
Heights. In attendance were the 
Fourth Degree Knights of Colum- 
bus, Admiral Callaghan Assem- 
bly of Bakersfield and Lady of the 
Lake Council 7927 of Lake Isa- 
bella. 

Jerry was a resident of the val- 
ley for almost twenty years. He 
was loved by many and will be 
missed by his golfing buddies and 
fellow bowlers. 



John Earl Payne 

A graveside service was held 
Friday, July 31, 1992 at 10:00 
a.m. at the Kern River Cemetery 
in Wofford Heights for John Earl 
Payne of Lake Isabella. Officiat- 
ing was Pastor Deryl Lackey of 
the Mt. View So. Baptist Church of 
Lake Isabella. 

Mr. Payne was born May 17, 
1923 in Norfolk, Nebraska and 
died July 28,* 1 992 in Bakersfield, 
CA. He was 69 years old. Mr. 
Payne was a veteran of WWII 
serving in the Army from 1943 to 
1 945 serving in the European the- 
ater. 

He is survived by his wife of 43 
years Dolores of Lake Isabella; 
his mother Nina Earhart of 
Ventura, CA; son David Payne of 
Buena Park, CA; daughter Carol 
Waier of Boulder Creek, CA; 
daughter Cindy Lopez of Altaloma, 
CA; brother Don Payne of Lumis, 
CA; sister Betty Smith of Covina, 
CA; and 7 grandchildren and 1 
great-grandchild. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



Violet "Vi" May 
Coatney 

Private cremation services 
were held for Violet May Coatney 
of Bodfish. Mrs. Coatney was born 
May 29, 1 908 in Idaho and died at 
her residence in Bodfish on August 
20, 1992. She was 84 years old. 
Violet served as a Pink Lady at the 
Kern River Valley Hospital and 
was a member of the South Fork 
Women's Club. 

She is suPw'ived by her husband 
of 53 years Corum "Hi" Coatney of 
Bodfish; brothers Homer Reynolds 
of Idaho, Chef Reynolds of Idaho, 
Ed Reynolds of Idaho, and An- 
drew Reynolds of Washington. 

Interment of her cremated re- 
mains will be at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery in Wofford 
Heights, CA, 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



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Vera Irene 
Betteridge 

A funeral service was held 
Tuesday, August 25, 1992 at 10 
a.m. at the Kern Valley Bible 
Church in Lake Isabella for Vera 
Irene Betteridge of Bodfish. Offi- 
ciating was Pastor Jack Dilley. 
Interment followed at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery in Wofford 
Heights, CA. 

Vera was born August 1 3, 1 906 
in Ottawa, Canada and died at 
Kern Valley Hospital in Mt. Mesa. 
She was 86 years old. Vera was a 
member of the Eastern Star and 
Grandmothers' Club of the Kern 
River Valley. She is survived by 
her husband of 33 years Bob 
Betteridge of Bodfish; son Dave 
Betteridge of Las Vegas, NV; son 
Myron B. Betteridge of La 
Crecenta, CA; daughter Pamala 
Torrey of Monrovia, CA; daughter 
Ruth Omohundro of Lancaster, 
CA; 8 grandchildren and 1 great- 
grandchild. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



In Memory of 
Monsignor Denis 
Joseph Doherty- 

In memory of Monsignor Denis 
Joseph Doherty, contributions 
have been made to Monsignor 
Anthony Herdegen, St. Jude's 
Catholic Church, in memory of the 
following people listed below: 

Eleanor Abelson. Maude H. 
Balazs, Catherine Barn/, Charles 
Barnard. Edith Barnard, Ralph 
Beck, Velena Beck, William 
Burrus, Johanna Doty, Shirley 
Dye, Clay Eytcheson, William 
Edge, Michael Bowen Defiel, 
Lawerence Fuller, Joe C. Ehrlich, 
M.D., Hazel McGee, William 
Gettig, Margaret Kitzmiller, Ernie 
Bartell, Susan C. Kelly, James 
David Jensen, Elsie Hannah, Roy 
Harris, Sarah Harris, Daniel Tho- 
mas Meredith, M.D., Susan Mary 
O'Mara. Robert Parsons, Joseph 
Previte, Brother Patrick, Santa 
Ines Mission, Joseph L. Roche, 
Harry Muench, Abraham L. 
Ramenofshy, M.D., Helen 
Schmid, Wiley Spivey, Clarence 
Smith, Agnes Smith, Vera 
Shrefller, Ruby Mae Shrode, John 
J. Matzinger, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. 
Guggenheim, Jack Williams, Do- 
rothy Sutherland, Beverly "BEV" 
Sellers, Sophia Wasielewski, Julia 
B. Wasielewski, Louis Weil, Jr., 
Betty Wright, Thelma Wilson, 
Francis Vallely, Clara G., "Louise 
Collins," Wadsworlh, Betty Jean 
Zeeb, Elizabeth Garmire. Ben- 
jamin Wadsworth. 



Linda L. Kirby 

Linda L. Kirby passed away 
August 24, 1992. She was born 
September 8, 1932. 

She is survived by her husband 
Newton Kirby of South Lake; her 
three sons Walter Kirby, David 
Kirby and Richard Kirby; and 12 
grandchildren. 

She was a former employee of 
the DMV in Lake Isabella where 
she was well known by the people 
of the Kern River Valley. 

There were no services. The 
cremated remains were taken care 
of by the family. She will be missed 
by her co-workers and her family. 



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Al Keegan 

Albert Vincent Keegan, born 
April 9, 1927 in Long Island, New 
York, passed quietly away at home 
with his loving family at his side on 
September 7, 1992. 

Since 1970, Al was known to 
his many friends as Owtier/Op- 
erator of Roads End Resort. He 
will be greatly missed by all who 
knew him for tiishuriioruus outlook 
and responses to patrons, his love 
of family and home, and his 
dedication to the countless youths, 
who have continued to return as 
adults with their own children and 
the fondest of memories. 

Al is survived by Fran, his wife 
and partner of 46 years: daughter 
Patti Stucker of Roads End; 
daughter Barbi Zimmerman of 
Woflord Heights; brothers David, 
Paul and Donovan, sister Lois 
Draper; and five grandchildren 
James, Kevin, Sandy, Paul and 
Nathan. He was preceded in death 
by an infant son, James; brothers 
Tom and John; and sister Elocile. 

Al sensed his country in the 
U.S. Navy and was a member of 
the Kern River Valley Elks. 

To allowtravel time for his many 
distant friends and relatives, a 
memorial service is planned for 
11 :00 a.m., Thursday, September 
17, at the Four-Square Church, 
Woflord Heights. An open house 
and pot luck will immediately fol- 
low at his beloved Roads End. 

The family requests that do- 
nations to your favorite charity be 
made, in lieu of flowers. 



Jerald M. Vv'algren 

Mr. Jerald (Jerry) fvl. Walgren 
passed away suddenly on August 
24, 1 992 at his home in Weldon at 
the age of 81. 

At his request no services were 
held locally. Following cremation 
the remains were taken to Wa- 
terloo, Iowa for burial. 

Mr. Walgren was bom in Iowa 
on June 10, 191 1 . He is sun/ived 
by 3 daughters and their hus- 
bands: Mrs. Jan Napier and hus- 
band, John, of Parkersburg, Iowa; 
Mrs. Jackie Newhofi and husband, 
Rudy of Waterloo, Iowa; and Mrs. 
Ruth Hill and husband, Marty, also 
of Waterloo, Iowa. He is also 
survived by 14 grand children. 

He was employed by 
McDonnell Douglas Company in 
Southern California until his re- 
tirement. He moved to the Kern 
Valley in 1974. 



Thomas Neil 
Sorenson, Jr. 

A memorial service v/as held 
Saturday, Sept. 1 2 at 1 :00 p.m. at 
the Valley fvlortuary Chapel for 
Thomas Neil Sorenson, Jr. of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was Pastor 
Willard Van Fossen. 

Mr. Sorenson was born Sep- 
tember 18, 1935 in Madera, Cali- 
fornia and died Septembers, 1992 
in Mt. Mesa, California. He was a 
member of the Eagles Aerie #31 56 
in Kemvilie. 

He was survived by his wife 
Lawana o( three years; sons, 
Steve Sorenson and Don 
Sorenson, both of Garden Grove, 
California; daughter, Diana Plate 
of Anaheim, California; four 
granddaughters: brother, Jim 
Sorenson of Kernville, California; 
and sister, Elame Spaan of 
Kernville, California. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



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Norman Wayne 
Rogers 

Graveside services were held 
last month for Norman Wayne 
Rogers, 58, who died at Tucson 
Medical Center in Tucson, Ari- 
zona. 

Mr. Rogers was born June 22, 
1934 in Sanborn County, South 
Dakota to Cecil Dwayne Rogers 
and Helen Carpenter Rogers. Mr. 
Rogers worked with road crews in 
South Dakota and Arizona for 
many years. He also taught En- 
glish and history, including several 
years at Buena High School in 
Sierra Vista. Arizona. 

Mr. Rogers is survived by his 
wite. Sharilyn. publisher of the 
Douglas Anzona Daily Dispatch 
and termer publisher of the Kern 
Valley Sun; two daughters, 
Tamara Voas, of Half Moon Bay, 
Calilornia and Valorie Jeffrey, of 
Indonesia; two brothers, Jim 
Rogers, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and 
Larry Rogers, of Worthington, 
Minn., four grandchildren; Jacob, 
Tyler and Samuel Voas, of Half 
Moon Bay, California and Kimberly 
Jeffrey, of Indonesia; and many 
nieces and nephews. He is also 
survived by his mother, Helen, of 
Mitchell, S.D. He was preceded in 
death by a daughter, Kimberly. 



Alan Ross Turtle 

A graveside service was held 
Thursday. September 10, 1992 at 
1 :00 p.m at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery in Wofford Heights for 
Alan Ross Tuttle of Wofford 
Heights. Officiating was Pastor 
John Carpenter of the Kernville 
United Methodist Church. 

Mr. Tuttle was born December 
1 9, 1 922 in old Kernville and died 
at his residence in Wofford Heights 
September 7, 1992. He was 69 
years old. He resided in the Kern 
Valley his entire life and was em- 
ployed by Southern California 
Edison and retired after 41 years 
of service. He was an U.S. Army 
veteran of WWII and a member of 
the Sidewalk CBers, 

He IS survived by his wife of 46 
years Ann J. Tuttle of V^offord 
Heights; son & daughter-in-law 
Alan R. Jr. (Beau) and Brenda 
Tuttle of Bishop; daughter, Susie 
Tuttle Sparks of Brookings, Or- 
egon; granddaughters, Shannor 
R. (Sam) Tuttle, Rhonda S. (Roni) 
Turtle and Liberty E. Sparks; soon- 
to-be great grand baby and nu- 
merous o\he( family and friends. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



Cheryle Ann Hobill 

A graveside service was held 
Monday, September 14, 1992 at 
10:00 at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for Cheryle Ann Hobill 
of Bodfish. Officiating was Mel 
Hetrick. Cheryle was born Sep- 
tember 29, 1960 in Gardena, 
California and died in Bakersfield, 
California, September 10, 1992. 
She was 31 years old. She was 
affiliated with Slugger's and Artie's. 

Mrs. Hobill is survived by her 
husband Ron Hobill of Torrance, 
California; son Michael Hobill of 
Bodfish; daughter Ashley Hobill of 
Bodfish; daughter Desiree Hobill 
of Bodfish; mother Mary Helen 
Ellis and stepfather Richard Ellis 
of Bodfish; brother Kenneth Moore 
of Lakewood, California; brother 
Richie Ellis of Bodfish and sister 
Connie Lopez of Torrance, Cali- 
fornia. 

Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



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Emmett R. BeTy, Sr. 

Private family giaveside 
services were held Saturday, 
September 1 9 in the Oak Grove 
Cemetery at Glennville, for 
Emmett R. Berry, Sr., who died 
September 17, in Porterville 
from complications of a fall and 
broken hip. Emmett was born 
August 23, 1894 to Belle and 
J.H. Berry, Linns Valley Pio- 
neers. Belle was born in 
Placerville (Hangtown) in 1 854 
and J.H, was a teacher in Kern 
County and was the Kern 
County Superintendent of 
Schools in the late 1800's. 

Emmett met Ruth Burton and 
married her November 19, 1917 
in Bakersfield and would have 
celebrated their 75th wedding 
anniversary in November of this 
year. Ruth was from a Kern 
County pioneer family also. 
Both Emmett R. and Ruth have 
lived in Kern and Tulare coun- 
ties most of their lives. Emmett 
was an educator tor over 36 
years and was last affiliated 
with the State Department of 
Education for the state of Cali- 
fornia. He was a teacher/prin- 
cipal at Kernville in 1917, 
Beardsley School in 1919 to 
1923, Superintendent of El 
Modena Elementary Schools 
in Orange County from 1 923 to 



1925, "Superintendent of La 
Habra Elementan/ Schools in 
Orange County from 1925 to 
1936, Superintendent of 
Portenyille Elementary School 
in Tulare County from 1936 to 
1949, Chief Bureau of Redis- 
tricting for State of California 
Department of Education from 
1949 to 1953 and retired in 
1953. He then became Post- 
master of Posey Post Office at 
Posey, Jack Ranch in Tulare 
County from 1 954 to 1 960. He 
was a proud World War One 
veteran having served in France 
from 1917 to 1918. 

Emmett was the author of a 
book on the history of his family 
home area m the Sierra foothills 
in 1975, called "A History of 
Jack Ranch." He also wrote a 
booklet, "fvly First Job," an ac- 
count of him helping install one 
of the flume pipelines to the 
Edison Dynamos on the Tule 
River above Springville when 
he was 18. He was a member 
of the American Legion and 
Rotary in Porterville and the 
Kiwanis Club in La Habra. 

He IS sun/ived by his loving 
wife Ruth Burton Berry: his son 
Raymond Berry of Cambia; his 
daughters Betty Cameron of 
Springville and Joan Reynolds 
of Jack Ranch; also 9 grand- 
children and 15 great-grand- 
children. 

There will be no visitations 
and the family requests in lieu 
of flowers that donations be 
made to Nature Conservancy, 
Bakersfield Chapter. 

Arrangements by Mish Fu- 
neral Home of Bakersfield, 399- 
9391. 



Earl Malcolm 
Dunlap 

A graveside sen/ice was held 
Thursday, September 17, 1992 
at the Kern River Valley Cem- 
etery in Wofford Heights for 
Earl Malcolm Dunlap of Bod- 
fish. Officiating was Pastor John 
Carpenter of the United Meth- 
odist Church of Kernville. 

Mr. Dunlap was born May 
20, 1921 in Indiana and died 
September 1 2, 1 992 in Bodfish. 
He was 71 years old. 

He is survived by his wife of 
50 years Mildred Dunlap of 
Bodfish; son Dennis Dunlap of 
Tujunga, CA; daughter Jan 
Dunlap of Tujunga, CA; daugh- 
ter Linda Skutnik of Virginia; 
daughter Gail Shaffer of 
Bakersfield, CA; brother Ken- 
neth Dunlap of Chicago, IL; 
brother Ernest Dunlap of 
Pennsylvania; brother Robert 
Dunlap of Chicago, IL; sister 
Norma Muctchmore of Illinois; 
and 5 grandchildren. 

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Margaret Ann 
Matlock 

A funeral service was held 
Saturday, September 1 9, 1 992 
at 1 0:00 a.m. at the Valley Mor- 
tuary Chapel in Lake Isabella 
for Margaret Ann Matlock of 
Lake Isabella. Officiating was 
Pastor David Snow of the First 
Baptist Church of Lake Isabella. 
Interment followed at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery in 
Wofford Heights, CA-. 

Margaret was born Decem- 
ber 27, 1911 in Milwaukee, 
Wisconsin and died Septem- 
ber 16, 1992 in Mt. Mesa, CA. 
She was 79 years old. 

She is survived by her son 
Greg Standerfer of Solana 
Beach, CA; brother Ray Bieike 
of Wisconsin; grandchildren 
Greg and Angelo Standerfer of 
Solana Beach, CA. 

Mrs. Matlock was a 41 year 
resident of Kern County, a Lady 
of the Moose and a member of 
the VFW Auxiliary. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



James Wesley 
Foster 

James (Jim) Wesley Foster 
was born July 19, 1910 in Port 
Arthur, Texas. When he was 
six his father moved his family 
of wife, Sally and three sons to 
Durand, Oklahoma, where Jim 
received his education. He was 
always interested in cooking 
and observed his mother at 
every opportunity. He was 
employed by a local restaurant 
where he met a U.S. Navy 
Commander who urged him to 
join the Navy where he in a 
short time became a CCS and 
was honorably discharged in 
1963. 

He passed away Sept. 14 at 
his home. He is survived by his 
wife Beth; step-son Jack and 
Sue, his wife; step-daughter 
Christie and a cousin Johnnie 
Mae Davis of Seattle, Wash- 
ington. Memorial services were 
held at the Elks Lodge with the 
V.F.W. assisting, Sunday at 
2:00 p.m. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Clarence "Bud" 
Burgess 

Clarence "Bud" Burgess died 
September 1 3, 1 992 at the age 
on 77 years. He was a resident 
of Kernville for 20 years. 

Mr, Burgess is survived by 
his wife of 25 years, Enid; 
daughters Mary, Barbara, 
Ginny; son Norman; grandchil- 
dren Rachael, Kevin and Jared. 



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OIlie Esther Tarter 

A funeral service was held 
Wednesday, September 23, 
1992 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mt. 
View Southern Baptist Church 
in Lake Isabella forOllie Esther 
Tarter of Lake Isabella. Offici- 
ating was Pastor Deryl Lackey. 
Interment followed at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery in 
Wofford Heights. 

Ollie E. Taner was born 
September 26, 1896 in 
Watervalley, Kentucky and died 
September 19, 1992 at Mercy 
Hospital in Bakersfield, after a 
short illness. She was 95 years 
old. 

fvlrs. Tarter was seven days 
short of her 96 birthday and 
had lived in Lake Isabella and 
Ridgecrest for the past 22 years. 
Ollie was a charter member of 
the National Garden Club in 
Oklahoma City, OK and a 
member of the Ridgecrest 
Desert Planters. She was an 
active member and a founder 
of the Mt. View Southern Bap- 
tist Church in Lake Isabella. 
They held meetings in her home 
in Lake Isabella with the 
founding name of the First 
Bodfish Baptist Chapel, later 
named Mt. View Southern 
Baptist Church. Ollie was an 
active Rebecah in her earlier 
days and was a member of 
Immanuel Baptist Church of 
Ridgecrest, CA. 

She is suA/ived by her son 
Albert R.Dodson and daughter- 
in-law Trilbia A. Dodson of Lake 
Isabella; granddaughter Judith 
A. Wirsing and husband; great- 
grandsons Daniel D. and Ri- 
chard R. Wirsing of Nipomo, 
CA; great-granddaughter 
Shawn, E. Vasquez and great- 
great-grandsons Eric, James 
and Peter Vasquez of Nipomo, 
CA. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Robert Keller 
Alden 

Robert Keller Alden was a 
resident of Wofford Heights and 
a carpenter by trade. He had 
lived in the Kern River Valley 
for eight years. He was born 
February 10, 1950 in Seaside, 
Oregon. He passed away Sep- 
tember 1 , 1 992 in Phoenix, Ari- 
zona. He was 42 years old. 

A mass was held at 1 1 a.m. 
on Saturday, September 5, at 
Most Holy Trinity Catholic 
Church in Phoenix; preceded 
by a memorial sen/ice held at 
Saint Francis Mausoleum in 
Phoenix, where he was laid to 
rest. 

He is survived by his daugh- 
ter Tracy Faith Alden of Phoe- 
nix; parents Richard and 
Kathleen Alden of Phoenix; 
sister Patricia Alden of Port- 
land, Oregon; and many friends, 
all of whom will miss him very 
much. 



Edward Kelly 

Edward Kelly, age 65, died 
September 23, 1992 in Lake 
Isabella, CA. He was born in 
San Bernadino, CA on July 1 1 , 
1 927. He was a truck driver for 
28 years. He was retired and a 
resident of Lake Isabella. 

He is sun/ived by his wife 
Lucille Kelly of Lake Isabella; 
son Bruce Kelly of Rancho 
Cucamonga; son William Ed- 
ward Kelly of Perris; grand- 
daughter Christine Kelly of 
Rancho Cucamonga; grandson 
David Kelly of Perris. 

Sen/ices were held Satur- 
day, September 26, 1992 at 
1 1 :00 a.m. at Valley Mortuary. 

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James Earle Leu 

A memorial service was held 
on Friday, September 25 at 1 1 
a.m. at the Elks Lodge for 
James (Jim) Earle Leu of 
Wofford Heights. 

Jim was born May 4, 1 937 in 
Marshfield, Wisconsin and died 
September 21, 1992. He was 
55 years old. 

He is survived by his wife of 
30 years, Kitty; daughters 
Debbie Leu and Tammy Leu of 
Bodfish; son and daughter-in- 
law Steve and Sue Leu and 
grandson Christopher of Bod- 
fish; brothers Bob Leu of 
Appleton, Wisconsin; Jon Leu 
of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; sis- 
ters Lorna Davel of Neenah- 
Menasha, Wisconsin; Luella 
Tuckercf Chicago, Illinois, and 
many nieces and nephews. 

Jim was a thirteen year resi- 
dent of the Kern River Valley 
and ownerof Kern Valley Home 
Supply and was a member of 
the Elks Lodge. 



Anna D'Amato 
Valentino 

A mass for Christian burial 
was held Friday, October 9, 
1 992 at 1 0:30 a.m. at St. Jude's 
Parish Catholic Church in 
Wofford Heights for Anna 
D'Amato Valentino, former 
resident of the Kern River Val- 
ley. Officiating was Rev. Mon- 
signor A.G. Herdegen of St. 
Jude's Parish Catholic Church. 

Anna was born August 5, 
1 91 5 in Palermo, Sicily and died 
at her brothers residence in 
Warren, Ohio. She was 77 
years old. 

She is survived by her brother 
Anthony D.D'Amatoof Warren, 
Ohio; brother Francisco 
D'Amato of Bakersfield, Cali- 
fornia; and 3 grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



William W. Vaeth 

Family sen/ices will be held 
at Rose Hills Memorial Park in 
Whittier, California for William 
W. Vaeth. He died of a heart 
attack on October 8, 1992 at 
Bakersfield Memorial. 

William is survived by 
daughter Deanna Bunce of 
Glendale, California; grandson 
Michael Austin; and great- 
grandson Sean Michael Aus- 
tin. 



Opal O. "Mickie" 
Nelson 

A graveside sen/ice was held 
Monday, October 12, 1992 at 
2:30 p.m. at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery in Wofford Heights 
for Opal O. "Mickie" Nelson of 
Weldon. Officiating was Pastor 
David Snow of the First Baptist 
Church of Lake Isabella. 

Mickie was born February 
24, 1922 in Lawrence, South 
Carolina, and died October 8, 
1992 at her residence in Weldon 
after a long illness. She was 70 
years old. Mickie was a 20 year 
resident of the Kern River Val- 
ley. She was a retired beauti- 
cian, worked with the U.S. 
Forestry Service and sold fish- 
ing tackle in the valley for a 
time. She was active in Eastern 
Star, Moose and Dam Dancers. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band Vernon of Weldon; 
daughter Shirley Ann Penland 
of Santa Barbara; sons James 
Donald White and Ernest Wil- 
liam White of Belveder, S.C; 
also 11 grandchildren and 10 
great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Mable Lucille 
Morton 

Services were held for Mable 
Lucille Norton in Highland 
Chapel on October 1 5, 1 992 by 
Pastor Floyd R. Castillo. Mable 
was born in Lamar, Colorado 
on February 11,1 905. She went 
to college to become a school 
teacher and looked fop/^ard to 
a teaching career. She was 
married to Richard Horton on 
June 6, 1926. 

She taught school in south- 
east Colorado until they moved 
toCaliforniaaround 1930. While 
Richard traveled with the 
Southern Pacific railroad, Mable 
remained at home, content to 
be a mother and wife. When 
Richard retired in 1964, they 
had a home built in Mountain 
Mesa where they have lived 
together until she was hospi- 
talized in March of this year 
when Richard broke his hip and 
was physically unable to care 
for her. She died on October 
1 1 , 1 992 in Bakersfield. Mable 
and Richard had joined the 
Highland Chapel United Meth- 
odist Church in 1970. 

Mable was married to Rich- 
ard Horton for 66 years. She is 
sun/ived by him and their son, 
Doyle and his wife, Peggy; four 
grandchildren Sharon, Diane, 
Elizabeth and Richard; and 
great-grandchildren Mary and 
Lindsay. She will be fondly re- 
membered by her many friends. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Troy T. Thompson 

Troy T. Thompson was born 
August 12. 1903anddiedathis 
residence in Woftord Heights 
on October 8, 1992 at the age 
of 89. He had been a resident of 
the valley for 20 years. 

His final resting place is at 
Rose Hills Cemetery in Los 
Angeles, California. 

Troy is survived by his wife 
of 28 years, Nancy M. Thomp- 
son of Wofford Heights; daugh- 
ter Diana Corrinton of Alta 
Loma, California; daughter 
Elizabeth Patterson of Rialto, 
California; daughterTroy Linda 
Frost of Bullhead City, Arizona; 
daughter Angeline Freeman of 
Amarillo, Texas; step-daugh- 
ter Lorraine Williams of Colum- 
bus, Ohio; step-daughter Irene 
Bennett of Lake Elsinore, Cali- 
fornia; step-daughter 
Josephine Bennett of Inez, 
Kentucky and step-daughter 
Gertrude McCoy of Williamson, 
West Virginia; along with many 
grandchildren and great- 
grandchildren. 

He was loved by his family 
and will be deeply missed. He 
was a great and giving man. 

Arrangements were made by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Ardice "Peggy" 
Cossette Mather 

Private services were held 
for Ardice "Peggy" Cossette 
MatherofKernville. Peggy was 
born in Iowa and died October 
5, 1992 at her residence in 
Kernville. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band of 14 years, Joseph 
Mather of Kernville; daughter 
Doris Johnson of Colorado; and 
3 grandchildren. 

Peggy was an Elks Lady. 

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Walter A. Keithley 

Memorial services were held 
October 1 9 at the Eagles Lodge 
Aerie #3156 at Mt. Mesa for 
Walter A. Keithley who passed 
away in his home after a lengthy 
illness. The Eagles Lodge and 
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 
#7665 of Lake Isabella offici- 
ated. 

Mr. Keithley was born Janu- 
ary 25, 1 91 0. He passed away 
October 9, 1992. He was a 
native of South Pasadena and 
had lived in this community most 
of his life. 

Walter was a plumber for 
over 40 years and was affili- 
ated with San Marino Plumbing 
Company. He retired in 1978 
and moved to Lake Isabella, 
where he then became associ- 
ated with the Baptist Church of 
Lake Isabella, the Veterans of 
Foreign Wars, the Eagles 
Lodge and the Moose Lodge. 

Supv'ivors include his children 
Gloria Jeanne Lillis, her hus- 
band Robert (Coach of the San 
Francisco Giants); Richard 
Keithley of Riverside; stepson 
Robert Gazzetia of New York; 
brother Harvey Keithley of San 
Marino; sisters Wilma Ferguson 
of Wofford Heights, Gertrude 
Spainhower of Lake Isabella 
and Charlene Thomas of 
Altadena; also four grandchil- 
dren and one great-grandchild. 



Ethel Mae Halverson 

Ethel Mae Halverson was 
born in St. Charles, Minnesota 
on August 12, 1911. She 
passed away October 2, 1992 
at the age of 81. 

She married Norman 
Halverson March 7, 1931 and 
had two daughters. Wannie 
Orlene preceded her in death. 
She is survived by Merilyn 
Hilsabeck of Lake Isabella; four 
grandchildren Kay Ferry of 
Fontana, California and Butch, 
Perry and Mike Hilsabeck of 
Cane Junction, Oregon; and 
10 great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Halverson retired as a 
retail clerk of Boys Market. She 
was a member of Grace Bible 
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Janet E. Janssen 

Graveside memorial ser- 
vices were held on Saturday, 
October 24 at 1 1 :00 a.m. in the 
Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery for Mrs. Janet 
Janssen, age 56, of Wofford 
Heights. Officiating was Rev- 
erend John Revis, Pastor of 
the First Baptist Church of 
Kernville. 

Mrs. Janssen passed away 
Wednesday morning in a 
Bakersfield hospital. She was 
born October 3, 1936 in 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She 
and Joseph Janssen were 
married in Toronto December 
31. 1955. 

Mrs. Janssen was a very 
giving caring person who was 
devoted to her family. She loved 
her garden and flowers. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band Joseph at the family home 
in Wofford Heights; daughters 
Lori Brannon of Raleigh, North 
Carolina and Heather Janssen 
of Galena, Illinois; brother John 
McArthur of Bancroft, Ontario, 
Canada and sister Vickie Fraser 
ofHaliburlon, Ontario, Canada. 
She is also survived by three 
grandchildren Cameron 
Brannon, Hayden Brannon and 
Hailey Coursen. 

The family suggests re- 
membrances in her name to 
the American Cancer Society. 
The Bonewell family, Taft Fu- 
neral Home is in charge of ar- 
rangements. 



George Erich 
Hiersekorn 

Cremation arrangements 
were made for George Erich 
Hiersekorn of Wofford Heights. 
Mr. Hiersekorn was born March 
3, 1910 in Germany and died 
October 19, 1992 in Mt. Mesa. 
He was 82 years old. 

Mr. Hiersekorn immigrated 
from Germany m 1951 to 
Canada and afier three and a 
half years immigrated from 
Canada to the U.S. and moved 
from Orange county 19 years 
ago to the Kern River Valley. 

He is survived by his wife of 
44 years Edith Hiersekorn of 
Wofford Heights. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Beverly Averett 
Paine 

it is with great sorrow that we 
announce the loss of Beverly 
Averett Paine of Wofford 
Heights. She was born in Idaho 
63 years ago and entered 
"heavens gates" October 14, 
1 992 after a battle with cancer! 

She IS survived by her loving 
husband Ralph, her son and 
daughter, grandson and 
granddaughter and great- 
granddaughter and her loving 
friends of 30 years, Kenneth 
Shoulders family and their ex- 
tended family. 

May God hold you in His 
loving arms. Farewell Mother, 
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Leroy Maurice Jackson 



LeRoy Maurice Jackson, a 
former Kern County supervisor, 
died Saturday, Oct.. 31 in Bakers- 
field. 

Jackson wasbom July 31, 1921 
in Omaha, Nebraska and had been 
a resident of Kern County for 
more than 33 years. 

He was last employed by the 
state as Assistant Director of 
Transportation. 

Jackson attended Omaha Uni- 
versity and UCLA and was a 
World War II veteran of the U.S. 
Navy. 

Jackson was a mathematics and 
physics instmctor at Pa.sadena City 
College from 1 948 - 52 and served 
as personnel management and 
training director from 1952 - 59. 

Dunng 1959- 1965, he served 
as the director of community rela- 
tions for China Lake Naval Weap- 
ons Center. 

In 1965, he was elected repre- 
sentative of the first district on the 
Kern County Board of Supervi- 
sors and served until 1977. 

Jackson represented the people 
of North Bakersfield, Shafter, 
McFarland, Inyokern, 

Ridgecrest, and China Lake, in- 
cluding the outlying areas. Jack- 
son served three years as chairman 
of the board and also served on 
the Parks, Agriculture, Adminis- 
trative practices, Judicial, Men- 
tal Health, Hospital, and Air Pol- 
lution committees. 

Jackson was active in real es- 
tate sales, development, and in- 
vestments from 1977 until his 
death. 

He received honors and awards 
from Phi Delta Kappa, the Junior 



Chamlx;rof Commcrceaward for 
good government, was a life 
member of the PTA and earned 
the Kem County service award. 
His memberships included the 
board of directors, Bakersfield 
Community Hospital, VPW, DA V 
and American Legion Post 26; 
BPO Elks #266; Stockdalc Coun- 
try Club; past director and ex- 
ecutive secretary of Rosemead 
Chamber of Commerce; charter 
president of Rosemead Lions In- 
ternational. 

Jackson was past member of 
the Ridgecrest Hospital advisory 
board, the Indian Wells Valley 
family counseling service board, 
and was charter president of the 
Indian Wells Valley UnitedFund. 

Jackson was also past commit- 
tee chairman for Southern Sierra 
Council, Boy Scouts of America, 
past member of the Southem San 
Joaquin Committee for Higher 
Education, the Henrietta Weill 
Memorial child guidance clinic 
board, past president of Ridgecrest 
Kiwanis club, and charter presi- 
dent of St(K-kdale West Kiwanis 
club. He was also past president 
of Burroughs High School PTA, 
past member of the Kern Clunty 
Planning Commission and past 
member and chairman of the Kem 
County Board of Education. 

Jackson is survived by his wife, 
Jean, of Bakersfield, son and 
daughter-in-law, Leroy and 
Connie Jackson of Torrance, CA, 
daughter and son-in-law, Theresa 



and Gary Butler of Nevada; step- 
sons and daughters-in-law, 
Michael and Sherri Wilson, John 
and Marilyn Wilson and Craig 
and Winette Wilson, all of 
Bakersfield; 14 grandchildren, 2 
great grandchildren; and his sis- 
ter and brother-in-law, Delores 
and Ray Valenzuela of Manhat- 
tan Beach. 

Services will be held at the 
Lutheran Church of Prayer, 8001 
Panorama and Morning Drive, 
Bakersfield, on Wed., Nov. 4 at 
1:30 p.m. Rev. Gene Bush will 
officiate and supervisor Roy 
Ashburn will present the eulogy. 
Casketbearers will be his grand- 
sons, Ramon Jackson, Rob Roy 
Jackson, Richard Jackson, Ryan 
Jackson, and Chris Wilson. Inter- 
ment will follow at Greenlawn 
Memorial Park, 3700 RiverBlvd., 
with military honors presented by 
the Associated Veterans of Kem 
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Floy Ethel Christy 

Floy Ethel Christy, age 81, 
former resident of Lake Isabella, 
California & Independence, 
California. Born March 14, 1 91 1 
in Avery, Missouri, died Octo- 
ber 30, 1 992 in Anaheim, Cali- 
fornia. She was a homemaker 
all of her adult life. 

She is survived by daughter 
Ethel Hansen of Norwalk, 
California; daughter Idella 
Jackman of Seattle, Washing- 
ton; son William Christy of 
Pasco, Washington; son Ken- 
neth Christy of Bodfish, Cali- 
fornia; sister Orah Day of Mis- 
souri; and 1 grandchildren and 
9 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held 
Tuesday, Novembers, 1992 at 
the Owens Valley Mortuary in 
Lone Pine, California. Officiant 
Pastor Ben Sparks of the Mt. 
Whitney Baptist Church. Inter- 
ment followed at the Indepen- 
dence Cemetery in Indepen- 
dence, California. 

Owens Valley Mortuary Di- 
rectors. 



Harold Russell 
Glazebrook 

Cremation services were 
held for Harold Russell 
Glazebrook of Southlake. Mr. 
Glazebrookwas born February 
24, 1923 in Grandriver, Iowa 
and died November 4, 1 992 in 
Mt. Mesa. He was 69 years old. 

He is sup/ived by his wife 
Lorraine Glazebrook of South- 
lake; mother Vera Glazebrook 
of Iowa; son Mike G. 
Glazebrook of Sacramento, 
CA; son Howard Glazebrook of 
Chino, CA; daughterTerri Lynn 
Glazebrook of Chino, CA; sis- 
ter Cecil Adams of Iowa; and 
two grandchildren. 

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Eula Mae Armet 

Eula Mae Armet was born 
into this world, February 29, 
1912, in the state of Texas. 
After being raised in Texas, at 
the age of 23, she married her 
husband of 57 years, Harold. 

Harold and Eula Mae moved 
to the bay area in 1940 and 
afterspendingmostoftheirlives 
there, where Harold worked as 
a saddle maker, and Eula Mae 
spent her time and energies as 
a home maker. They moved to 
the L.A. Basin, then up here to 
the Kern River Valley in 1 981 . 
They have been residents of 
our valley for the last 1 2 years. 

Eula Mae was involved in 
community services through- 
out her life. She was honored 
with a lifetime membership for 
her involvement in P.T.A. and 
was very active in the T.O.P.S. 
organization as well, sen/ing 
as President of the Wofford 
Heights Group for a number of 
years. Most important of all, 
though, was Eula Mae's com- 
mitment to the Lord Jesus 



Harriett Riggs Lee 

Private arrangements were 
made for Harriett Riggs Lee, 
73. of Kernville. She was born 
August 1 9, 1 91 9 in Kensington, 
Maryland. She died November 
11, 1992 in Mt. Mesa. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band of- 47 years Darrel of 
Kernville; sons Darrel of 
Torrence and Tim and Robert 
of Pomona; 6 grandchildren and 
2 great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, donations 
to the American Cancer Soci- 
ety would be appreciated. 

Arrangements were made by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Christ. She was a faithful mem- 
ber throughout her life in his 
church, and at the time of her 
death was a faithful and active 
member of the Mt. View 
Southern Baptist Church in 
Lake Isabella. She was taken 
from this life to be at home with 
the Lord, Friday, November 6, 
1992 in Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band Harold; a son Harold, Jr.; 
and his wife Gloria of Havalia; 
one daughter Barbara Haffar 
and her husband Majdi of Hun- 
tington Park, twograndchildren 
Wesley and Loura; and many 
nieces and nephews. 

Pall bearers were Wesley 
Armet, Majdi Haffar, Walter 
Morton, Walter Rawls, Han/ey 
Whitten and Paul Baily. Ser- 
vices were held Tuesday, No- 
vember 10 at the Mt. View 
Church with Pastor Deryl 
Lackey officiating. Interment 
followed at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. 



Stewart Loree 
Vaughan 

Stewart Loree Vaughan, 69, 
a California native son born in 
Van Nuys, died November 7. 
1 992 at his home in Watsonville, 
California after a long valiant 
fight with diabetes and cancer. 

He sensed his country as an 
Army First Sergeant in the 778th 
Batallion in Europe from 1943 
to 1946. He was a fireman for 
the Los Angeles City Fire De- 
partment (or 20 years as well 
as a master mechanic and a 
member ot Opornting Engi- 
neers Local 12. Stew was a 
member of the Van Nuys Ma- 
sonic Lodge #450. 

Upon retirement, he and his 
wife of 50 years, Ruth, moved 
to Kernville where they became 
actively involved in the Kern 
River Valley. 

In addition to Ruth, he leaves 
a daughter Caria Vaughan of 
Capitola, California; a daugh- 
terSandra Carpenter, of Grants 
Pass, Oregon; a brother Wayne 
Vaughan of Santa Barbara and 
two grandchildren. 

Private services and intern- 
ment were held at Oakwood 
Memorial Park in Chatsworth, 
California. 

The family prefers remem- 
brances to Hospice Caring 
Project of Santa Cruz, 6851 
Sequel Drive, Aptos. California 
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Frances (Mac) N. 
McDonald 

Frances (Mac) N. McDonald, 
died November 12, 1992 at 
home in Lake Isabella. He was 
born August 9, 1 91 Gin Marion, 
Indiana to Marry Orr and James 
McDonald. He moved to Lake 
Isabella in 1975 upon retire- 
ment from Glass Containers 
Corp. in Vernon, Ca. He sensed 
his apprenticeship in glass 
making in Marion, Ind. contin- 
ued in that field as a mold maker 
until he retired. 

Mac was active in the Knights 
of Columbus and the St. Vincent 
DePaul Society for many years. 
HewasamemberoftheMoose, 
55-plus club and a charter 
member of the Eagles, 

He is survived by his wife 
Mary (Constant) McDonald of 
Lake Isabella and one brother 
Harry McDonald of Long Beach, 
Ca. 

Mr. McDonald was preceded 
in death by his parents and 
brothers Charles and Bill and 
sisters Mary Fitfimmons and 
Sarah McDonald. 

The family wish to express 
their thanks to all our friends 
and family for their support dur- 
ing Mac's illness and after his 
passing. 

Services were held Satur- 
day, November 1 4, 1 992 at St. 
Jude's Catholic Church. Inter- 
ment Kern River Valley Cem- 
etery. 

Arrangements were made 
by Valley Mortuary. 



Boyd K. Montague 

Boyd K. Montague, age 65, 
of Kernville passed away on 
November 8, 1 992 at home. He 
was born on September 22, 
1927 in Long Beach, Califor- 
nia. He was retired from Pizza 
Hut. He was a member of Kern 
County Central Valley Amateur 
Radio Club «KC6VYW. Also 
belonged to the Southern Si- 
erra Flyrodders Club. 

Mr. Montague is survived by 
his wife, Barbara of Kernville; 
son Stephen of Garden Grove; 
daughter Robin McWhorter of 
Fountain Valley; and 2 grand- 
daughters. 

Private arrangements were 
made by Valley Mortuary. In 
lieu of flowers, please send 
donations to Kern River Hos- 
pice of St John, P.O. Box 
Drawer "0," Woftord Heights. 
California 93285. 

Ritta Owanda 
Slagle 

Ritta Owanda Slagle, aged 
76, of Lake Isabella, passed 
away on November 5 in Lake 
Isabella. She was a long time 
resident and a retired waitress. 

She was preceded in death 
by her husband, Joseph in 
1 985. She v.as born in Missouri 
on Octobers, 1916. 

Mrs. Slagle is survived by 
her sisters Lola A. Bales and 
Doris Hobbs of St. Joseph, MO; 
brothers Norman Phillips of St. 
Joseph, MO and Walter Paul 
Phillips of Grants Pass, OR. 

Services were held Monday, 
November 9 at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel, Pastor Deryl Lackey 
was officiating. Interment was 
at Kern River Valley Cemetery. 

Arrangements v. ere made by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Bernard Francis 
Grabner 

A Mass for Christian burial 
was held Friday, November 6 
1992 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint 
Jude Catholic Church in Wof- 
ford Heights tor Bernard Francis 
Grabner of Wofford Heights. 
Officiating were his two broth- 
ers Father Donald Grabner 
O.S.B. and Father Eugene 
Grabner, and Rev. Monsignor 
A.G. Herdegen of St. Jude. In- 
terment followed at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery in Wof- 
ford Heights. 

Mr. Grabner was born Oc- 
tober 1 0, 1 922 in Queens, New 
York and died October 31 , 1 992 
at his residence in Wofford 
Heights. He was 70 years old. 
He wasamemberof the Knights 
of Columbus and an Elk. 

He is survived by his wife of 
47 years Frances Grabner of 
Wofford Heights; son Tom 
Grabner of Wofford Heights; 
son Jim Grabner of Encinitas, 
California; brother Father 
Donald Grabner O.S.B. of 
Missouri; and brother Father 
Eugene Grabner of Kansas. 

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Jerry Jasper 
Moffatt 



Nancy Lorraine 
Shaw Popejoy 



Mr. Moffatt was born June 3, 
1930 and died November 4, 
1992. 

The family of Jerry Jasper 
Moffatt would like to thank their 
wonderful family and close 
friends for all of their support 
during the loss of their father. 
He will be greatly missed by his 
long time companion, Gwen 
Waltering; his sons and 
daughters-in-law Jerry &Yvette 
Moffatt, Terry & Debbie Moffatt; 
grandchildren Pete, John, Keila, 
Heather, Beau, Jacob, Nathan, 
Becca and Bret; mother Lou 
Jackson; sisters and brothers- 
in-law Imogene & Leonard 
McNabb, Wilma & Wayne 
Barker; brother Alan Moffatt; 
and numerous nieces and 
nephews. 



Nancy Lorraine Shaw 
Popejoy, 65 years of age, 
passed away at St. Agnes in 
Fresno, Thursday, November 
19, 1992. Private services are 
for her family only. 

She is sun/ived by her hus- 
band E.R. "Bob" Popejoy; son 
James Witt of Kernville; son 
Kevin Witt of Cupertino; 
daughter Melinda Avoledo of 
Prather, California; brother 

Norman "Buzz" Shaw; and two 
grandchildren. 



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John Jerome 
Kammeyer 

A funeral service was held 
Friday, November 27, 1992 at 
11 a.m. at the First Christian 
Church of Bakersfield at 1660 
S. St., Bakersfield for John 
Jerome Kammeyer of Bakers- 
field. Officiating was Rev. 
Robert Rohe. 

John was born November 
27, 1941 in Loma Linda, Cali- 
fornia, and died November 21 , 
1992 in Bakersfield. He was 50 
years old. 

He is sun/ived by his sons 
John J. Kammeyer II of 
Sunnyvale, California; son Scott 
Kammeyer of Bakersfield; 
brother Marty Hayes of Corona, 
California; mother and father- 
in-law Thelma and Frank Wil- 
son of Wofford Heights; sister- 
in-law and brother-in-law Diana 
and Don King of Bodfish. 

John was a 1 7 year resident 
of Kern county and a former 
resident of the Kern River Val- 
ley where he worked as a bar- 
ber until moving to Bakersfield. 
In Bakersfield, he operated his 
own business Stockdale Styl- 
ing and Barbering Co. in 
southwest Bakersfield. John 
also had a great love for dogs, 
so much so that he was care- 
takerfortheS.P.C.A.on Gibson 
St. In Bakersfield. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Alana Jean 
Kammeyer 

A funeral service was held 
Friday, November 27, 1992 at 
11 a.m. at the First Christian 
Church of Bakersfield at 1660 
S. St., Bakersfield for Alana 
Jean Kammeyerof Bakersfield. 
Officiating was Rev. Robert 
Rohe. Interment will be at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery in 
Wofford Heights, CA. 

Alana was born June 27, 
1943 in Hermosa Beach, Cali- 
fornia and died November 21, 
1992 in Bakersfield. She was 
49 years old. 

She is survived by her son 
John J. Kammeyer 11 of 
Sunnyvale, California; son Scott 
Kammeyer of Bakersfield; 
motherandstep-fatherThelma 
and Frank Wilson of Wofford 
Heights; sister and brother-in- 
law Diana and Don King of 
Bodfish. 

Alana was a 17 year resi- 
dent of Kern county, and a 
former resident of the Kern 
River Valley before moving to 
Bakersfield. She was employed 
by the county of Kern in the tax 
assessor's office at the time of 
her death. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



John Allen 
Kammeyer 

A funeral service was held 
Friday, November 27, 1992 at 
1 1 a.m. at the First Christian 
Church of Bakersfield at 1660 
S.St., Bakersfield for John Allen 
Kammeyer of Bakersfield. Of- 
ficiating was Rev. Robert Rohe. 
Interment will be at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery in Wof- 
ford Heights, CA. 

John was born January 14, 
1968 in Torrance, Califomia, 
and died November21 , 1 992 in 
Bakersfield. He was 24 years 
old. 

He is sup/ived by his brother 
John J. Kammeyer 11 of 
Sunnyvale, California; brother 
Scott Kammeyerof Bakersfield; 
grandmother and grandfather 
Thelma and Frank Wilson of 
Wofford Heights; aunt and uncle 
Diana and Don King of Bodfish. 

John was a resident of Kern 
county for some 17 years and a 
former resident of the Kern 
River Valley. 

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Rebecca Lyn 
Russell 

A private visitation was held 
on Saturday, November 28, 
1992 at the Valley Mortuary in 
Lake Isabella for Rebecca Lyn 
Russell of Lake Isabella. 

Rebecca was born October 
27, 1971 in Hopkinsville, Ken- 
tucky, and died November 26, 
1 992 in Mt. Mesa. She was 21 
years old. 

Rebecca was a 12 year 
resident of the Kern River Val- 
ley. "Becca" as she was known, 
was a student at Blair School in 
Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her mother 
Robbie Russell of Lake Isabella; 
her sister Kathryn Mathis of 
Coeur D' Alene, Idaho; sister 
Esther Robbilois Antis of 
Vacaville, California; nephew 
Jason Alan Antis of Vacaville. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



June Anker Hiatt 

Funeral sen/ices were held 
for on November 20 for June 
Anker Hiatt who was born on 
June 5, 1928 in Lincoln, Ne- 
braska to Richard and Matilda 
Anker. 

She had worked in book- 
keeping (or several companies 
in the Los Angeles area before 
moving to the Kern Valley about 
15 years ago. She continued 
her bookkeeping work for small 
businesses here in the valley 
and also worked for Sprouse 
and as the manager of 
Craftmasters. She enjoyed 
reading and collecting stamps. 

June is survived by her 
brother, Richard Anker of Los 
Angeles, and her many friends. 

Sen/ices by Valley Mortuary 
with Pastor Floyd Castillo of 
Highland Chapel UMC officiat- 
ing. 



Jim L. Phillips 

Jim L. Phillips passed away 
on November 17, 1992 in 
Bakersfield. He is survived by 
his wife of 58 years. Ruby 
Phillips. Three children, Jimmy 
Ann Simpson, Richard Phillips 
and Linda Phillips, all from Lake 
Isabella. Seven grandchildren 
and three great-grandchildren. 

Mr. Phillips sen/edintheCB's 
in the South Pacific during 
World War II . He worked for the 
Caterpillar Dealerin San Diego 
County for forty years, sen/ing 
in many positions. 

Memorial services will be 
held on December 5 at 3 p.m. 
at the Mountain View Southern 
Baptist Church. 



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Mary E. Todd 

Mary E. Todd passed away 
November 27, 1992. She was 
born December 14, 1896 in 
Sherman, Texas, to L.W. and 
Mary E. Boss. 

She is preceded in death by 
her husband Jess E. Todd, Sr. 

Mrs. Todd is sun;ived by her 
seven children: Gertrude Emory 
of Las Vegas, Nevada; Boyd B. 
Moss, Sr. of Mesquite, Nevada; 
Edward Moss of Savoy, Texas; 
Edith Nelson of Sprague River, 
Oregon; Jess Todd, Jr. of 
Chatsworth, California; Gene 
Todd of Weldon, California; 
Harold Todd of Moorpark, Cali- 
fornia; and one very special 
daughter, Tawana Todd 
Barnett. She also had five 
stepchildren: Jackie Anderson 
of Denison, Texas; Marie 
Dunlap of Jacksboro, Texas; 
Joe Todd of Allyn, Washington; 
Rena Armsworthy of Borger, 
Texas; Bevins Todd of Bells, 
Texas; 12 grandchildren; 28 
great-grandchildren and 9 great- 
great grandchildren. 

Mrs. Todd had resided in Kern 
county for five years. She was 
laid to rest at Eternal Valley, 
Newhall, California. 



Frank Clifford 
Crafton 

Private services were held 
for Frank Clifford Crafton of 
Wofford Heights. Mr. Crafton 
wasbornJuly20, 1912inTexas 
and died November 27, 1 992 in 
Bakersfield. He was 80 years 
old. 

He is sun/ived by his wife 
Emma Crafton of 59 years of 
Wofford Heights; son Fred 
Crafton of El Segundo, Califor- 
nia; daughter Kathryn Johnson 
of Columbus, Nebraska; sisters 
Alice Cancella of Ohio and 
Monnee Payne of Texas; 6 
grandchildren and 5 great- 
grandchildren. 

Mr. Crafton was an 8 year 
resident of the Kern River Val- 
ley. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Ruth P. Vermeer 

Graveside services were held 
for Ruth P. Vermeer of Illinois 
on November 27, 1992. She 
passed away on November 24. 
Officiating was Pastor Ford R. 
Miller. Interment at Rose Hills 
Memorial Park in Whittier, 
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Russell Bradrick 
Farrar 

Memorial services were held 
for Russell Bradrick (Brad) 
Farrar at the Weldon United 
Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on 
Friday, December 4, 1992. 
Pastors John Carpenter and 
Floyd Castillo officiated. Ma- 
sonic services by Kern River 
Valley Lodge #827. 

Brad was born on September 
24, 1916, inLos Angeles, Cali- 
fornia, and died November 26, 
1992 in Lancaster, California. 
He worked at Lockheed Aircraft 
from 1 939 until his retirement in 
1979 except for the time he 
served as a U.S. Marine from 
1 942 to 1 946. He moved to the 
Kern River Valley in 1979. 

He is survived by Anna 
Lorena, his wifeof morethan45 
years; a son Russell and his 
wife Andrea, and daughters 
Christina and her husband 
FlorenioFontilaraand Sally and 
herhusbandAlbertoNajera.His 
grandchildren are Paul and 
Jamie Najera, Lisa and her 
husband fvlatthew Beucherie, 
Stephanie Fontilara, and Kacie 
and Connor Farrar; great- 
grandchildren Makayla and 
Matthew Beucherie. 

Brad was a member of 
Weldon United Methodist 
Church, Kern River Valley Ma- 
sonic Lodge #827, Royal Arch 
Masons Chapter #162, 
Bakersfield Council #28, 
Knights Templar#39andO.E.S. 
#643. 



Catherine L.Martin 

Private family memorial ser- 
vices will be held at a later date 
for Wofford Heights resident 
Catherine L. Martin. 

She passed away in a 
Bakersfield hospital on Saturday 
night. She was born June 30, 
1907 in East Hollywood, Cali- 
fornia and has been a resident 
of Wofford Heights for the past 
1 6 years. She is retired from the 
Northrop Aviation Company. 

Mrs. Martin is survived by her 
daughter Dodie Posey of Wof- 
ford Heights; son Robert Bond 
of Fallon, Nevada; son-in-law 
Chet Dowell of Wofford Heights; 
grandson Michael Dowell of 
Houston, Texas; grandchildren 
Paul and Cheryl Bond and Terry 
Sullivan, all of Fallon, Nevada; 
and 1 great-grandson. 

She IS preceded in death by 
her husband George in 1974 
and by one daughter Phyllis 
Bond in 1989. 

A Sunset Plan service of the 
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Thomas Joseph 
Flynn 

A Mass for Christian burial 
was held Thursday December 
10,1992 at 10 a.m. at St. Jude 
Parish Catholic Church in Wof- 
ford Heights, CA for Thomas 
Joseph Flynn, U.S. Marine 
Corps. Ret. and former em- 
ployee at the Naval Weapons 
Center. Officiating was Monsi- 
gnorA.G.HerdegenotSt.Jude 
Parish Catholic Church in Wof- 
ford Heights. Intermentfollowed 
with full military honors by a 
Marine Honor Guard, and 
V.F.W. Post 7665 of the Kern 
River Valley at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery in Wofford 
Heights, CA. 

Mr. Flynn was born Septem- 
ber 6, 1 925 in Concord Massa- 
chusetts and died December 
6, 1992 in Bakersfield, CA. He 
was 67 years old. He is sur- 
vived by his wife of 43 years 
Virginia Flynn of Kemville, CA, 
son and daughter in law Den- 
nis J. and Sheri Flynn of Ana- 
heim, daughter and'son in law 
Kathleen and Tony Haworth of 
Bakersfield, CA, daughter and 
son in law Denise and Ben 
Maytubby of Bakersfield, CA, 
brother Martin C. Flynn of Mas- 
sachusetts, sister Marion 
Bilodeau of Massachusetts, 
and sister in law Dorothy 
St. Pierre of Lake Isabeita. 

Mr. Flynn was Commander 
of the Kern River Valley V.F.W. 
Post 7665 and a 30 year resi- 
dent of Kern County. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary 



Ruth Naomi 
Sanger 

A memorial service will be 
held Friday December 1 8, 1 992 
at 2 p.m. at the Valley Mortuary 
Chapel in Lake Isabella for Ruth 
Naomi Sanger of Weldon. Offi- 
ciating will be Pastor Deryl 
Lackey of the Mt. View South- 
ern Baptist Church of Lake Isa- 
bella. Ruth was born January 
31, 1920 in DeLuz, Califomia 
and died December 9, 1 992 at 
her residence in Weldon. She 
was 72 years old. She is sur- 
vived by her husband of 30 
years LutherSangerof Weldon, 
daughter Roberta Searl of 
Tujunga, CA, 3 grand children 
Michael Martin of Tujunga, 
Michelle Wieczorek of Canyon 
Country, and David Martin of 
Azusa, and one great grand 
child. Ruth was a 20 year resi- 
dent of the Kern River Valley. 
Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary 



Yvonne Helen 
Edwards 

Yvonne Helen Edwards 
passed away on December 4 
in Riverside. Mrs. Edwards, 68, 
was born in Belfast N. Ireland . 
She resided in Wofford Heights 
for 1 1 years. Previously she 
had lived in Cypress, Califomia. 

Afuneralwasheldat 10a.m. 
on Dec. 8 at the Acheson and 
Graham Garden of Prayer 
Chapel in Olivewood. 

Mrs Edwards is survived by 
her husband Arthur, of River- 
side: two daughters, Helen E. 
Edwards, also of Riverside and 
Elaine C.Jensen, of Claremont; 
a granddaughter, Britlany H. 
Jensen, and two sisters, 
Georgina Hooker of Canyon 
Lake, Lorna Froelich, of Lake 
Elsinore, and a brother, Wil- 
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Ralph Arthur 
Hollands 

Memorial graveside services 
were held Tuesday, December 
15, 1992 for Ralph Arthur 
Hollands, 83, of Medford, Or- 
egon, formerly of Lake Isabella, 
California. He died Sunday, 
December 1 3, 1 992. Inurnment 
was in Memory Gardens Me- 
morial Park, Medford, Oregon. 

Ralph was born February 5, 
1909 in Lancaster, Kansas to 
Arthur and Margaret Carson 
Hollands. He married Melissa 
C. Walker on November 24, 
1929 in St. Joseph, Missouri. 
He was a sheet metal millwright 
for Pillsbury Mills in Atchison, 
Kansasfor25years. Ralph also 
worked 23 years for General 
Mills and Quaker Oats com- 
panies in Southern California. 

He is survived by his wife, 
MelissaC.Hollandsof Medford, 
Oregon; son John Hollands of 
Siletz, Oregon; daughter Lois 
Amaya of Medford, Oregon; 
sister Jessie Anderson of 
Atchison, Karisas; sister Nellie 
Wood of Atchison, Kansas; 1 1 
grandchildren; and 17 great- 
grandchildren. He was pre- 
ceded in death by a daughter, 
Judith Haworth, in May 1992; 
one granddaughter, three 
brothers, six sisters and his 
parents. 

Arrangements by Memory 
Gardens Mortuary of Medford. 



William Edward 
Banta 

A graveside sen/ice will be 
held Wednesday, December 
23, 1992 at 11:00 a.m. at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery in 
Wofford Heights for William 
Edward Banta of Kernville. Of- 
ficiating will be the Officers of 
the Elks Kern River Valley 
Lodge #2358. Mr. Banta was 
born May 7, 1907 in Delia, 
Kansas and died December 18, 
1992 in ML Mesa. He was 85 
years old. 

He was the founder and 35 
year operator of the Westerner 
clothing store in Kernville from 
which he has been retired for 
the past 20 years. He was a 
member of Elks Kern River 
Valley Lodge #2358 and Kern 
River Valley Moose Lodge 
#498. 

Mr. Banta is survived by his 
wife of 58 years Ruth Banta of 
Kernville; daughter Patricia 
Vehlewald of Kernville; brother 
Earl Banta of Oceanside, Cali- 
fornia; brother Patrick Banta of 
Orange, California; sister Vivian 
Schultz of Alaska; and two 
grandchildren. Mr. Banta wasa 
35 year resident of the Kern 
River Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Sadie Alice 
(Bobbie) Wheeler 

Sadie Alice (Bobbie) 
Wheeler was born December 
14, 1913 in Kingston, Ontario, 
Canada. She died November 
26, 1992 in Houston, Texas of 
complications following heart 
surgery. 

She is survived by one 
daughter, JacquelineL.Beltner 
of Harbor City, California; five 
grandchildren and five great- 
grandchildren; brother J. 
Neilson Brown of Denver, 
Colorado; brother Ansel G. 
Brown of El Paso, Texas, 
brother Daniel Brown, also of 
El Paso, Texas; sister Bertha 
Eubankof Story, Wyoming; and 
sister Ida May Tally of Boulder, 
Colorado. 

She was a member of the 
South Fork Womans Club of 
Weldon, the Organ Club of 
Weldon and the Kern River 
Valley Grandmother's Club of 
Lake Isabella. 

Services will be held at 2:30 
p.m. January 9, 1993 at the 
South Fork Womans Club in 
Weldon, California. Interment 
will be private. 

A memorial fund has been 
established in her name at the 
Nature Conservancy, Kern 
River Preserve, P.O. Box 1 662, 
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Chester Ottis 
Belew 

A graveside service was held 
Thursday, December 17, 1992 
at 10:00 a.m. at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery in Wofford 
Heights forChesterOttis Belew. 
Officiating were the Officers of 
the Kern River Valley V.F.W. 
Post #7665. 

Mr. Belew was born in 
Stewart, Texas on September 
1, 1918 and died December 
12, 1992 at his residence in 
Wofford Heights. He was 74 
years old. 

He was a retired fork lift driver 
for the Blue Chip Stamp Co. He 
was a member of the V.F.W. 
Post #7665 Kern River Valley 
and a 14 year resident of Wof- 
ford Heights. 

Mr. Belew is survived by his 
wife of 44 years Beulah Belew 
of Wofford Heights; brother 
Garland Belew of Texas: 3 
nephews, 1 niece, 3 great 
nephews and 2 great nieces. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Frances Wolf 

Frances Wolf, better known 
as Bud Wolf, a long time resi- 
dent of Riverkern, passed away 
Saturday, December 5, 1992. 
He was born May 12, 1904 in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

He is survived by a brother 
Gerald Wolf of La Cresenta, 
California; sister Clara Perry of 
Glendale, California; daughter 
Mary Frances Mora of Cameron 
Park, California; daughter 
Georgett MIddleton of Bonita, 
California; daughter Audrey 
Storms of Simi, California; 11 
grandchildren; 30 great- 
grandchildren; and 5 great- 
great grandchildren. 

The family requests in lieu of 
flowers, donations be made to 
the United States Navy Me- 
morial Foundation, 701 Penn- 
sylvania Ave N.W., Washington 
D.C. 20004. 



Edmund Earl 
Swearingen 

Private cremation services 
were held for Edmund Earl 
Swearingen of Bodfish. Edwas 
born April 24, 1916 in West 
Virginia and died December 6, 
1992 in Mt. Mesa. He was 76 
years old. 

He is sun/ived by his wife of 
23 years June of Bodfish. 

Mr. Swearingen was a 
member of the Eagles Santa 
Monica Aerie #2397 and Past 
President and a member of the 
American Legion. He was a 13 
year resident of Bodfish. 

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Bernice M. 
Downard 

A Mass for Christian burial 
was held Tuesday, December 
22, 1992 at 10:30 a.m. at St. 
Jude Parish Catholic Church in 
Wofford Heights for Bernice 
Marguerite Downard of 
Weldon. Officiating was Rev. 
Monsignor A.G. Herdegen. 
Bernice was born September 
25, 1904 in Fayette, Michigan 
and died December 1 7, 1 992 in 
Weldon. She was 88 years old. 

She was preceded in death 
by her husband James 
Downard in 1981. Mrs. 
Downard is suo/ived by her 
daughter Carol Plante of 
Weldon; daughter Diane 
Wolney of Squirrel Valley; 
daughter Barbara Perham of 
Bodfish; son Jim Downard of 
Lake Isabella; sister Millie 
Manecke of Bishop, California; 
sister Betty Rogers of Colfax, 
California; sister Dorothy 
Sweeney of Reno, Nevada; 21 
grandchildren and 13 great- 
grandchildren. 

Bernice was a member of 
the St. Jude Altar Society and a 
44 year resident of Kern County. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Monuary. 



Oscar P. Sargent 

A graveside service was held 
Saturday, December 19, 1992 
at 11 a.m. at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery in Wofford 
Heights for Oscar P. Sargent of 
Lake Isabella. Officiating were 
the Officers of the Elks Kern 
River Valley Lodge #2358. 

Oscar was born December 
10, 1926 in Safford, Arizona 
and died December 1 2, 1 992 in 
Mt. Mesa, California. He was 
66 years old. 

He is supv'ived by his wife 
Carol Sargent of Lake Isabella; 
son Robert Sargent of Califor- 
nia; son Donald Sargent of 
California; daughter Barbara 
Birdwell of California; daughter 
Pam Sheldon of California; 
Marilyn Fleming of California; 
brother James Sargent of 
California; sister Jewel Acrey 
of Arizona; Alta Mae of Arizona; 
20 grandchildren and 3 great- 
grandchildren. Oscar was a 35 
year resident of Kern County. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Gary Clifford 
Welch 

Graveside funeral services 
were held in the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery on Tuesday, 
December 22 at 1:00 p.m. for 
Gary Clifford Welch, 37. He 
passed away on Wednesday 
evening December 16 in a 
Bakersfield hospital. 

Gary was born in Charleston, 
South Carolina on November 
21, 1955. He moved with his 
family to the valley in 1 972 and 
graduated from Kern Valley 
High School in the class of 1 974. 
He was preceded in death by 
his father Donald Wayne 
Welch, Sr. in 1975. 

He is sun/ived by his mother 
and stepfather Marjorie and 
Richard Olsson of Bodfish; son 
Nelson Welch of Bakersfield; 
son Gary Welch, Jr. of Topeka, 
Kansas; grandparents Albert 
and Vera Bush of St. Augustine, 
Florida; brother Donald Welch, 
Jr. of Chino Hills, California; 
brother Thomas Welch of 
Tacoma, Washington; and 
sister Lisa Welch of Bodfish. 

A Sunset Plan sen/ice of the 
Taft Funeral Home. 



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THE FOLLOWING ISSUES OF THE KERN VALLEY SUN HAD NO OBITUARIES 

LISTED 



Sept. 9, 1992 
Dec, 30, 1992 



VOLUME IX INDEX 



NAME 



VOLUM PAG 



ADAIR, BEATRICE LTLL 
ADAMS, SAMUEL P. 
ADAMS, THEODORE PERS 
ALBIN, BARBARA 
ALDEN, ROBERT KELLER 
ALLEN, OPAL 
ALLMAN, ARRIETTA 'Rl 
ALVAREZ, MARIA T. 
ANKERBRAND, WILMA JU 
ARCHAMBEAU, KEITH E. 
ARGUIN, JULES 
ARIAS, RUBEN ANTHONY 
ARMET, EULA MAE 
ASKREN, WILLIAM R. 
BAKER, CLAUDE D. 
BALLESTERS, FLORENCE 
BANTA, WILLIAM EDWAR 
BARNES, JIMMIE ELBER 
BARNETT, MARGARET S. 
BARTON, JAMES 
BATTY, GERALD E. 
BEACH, DONALD W. 
BEACH, LAWRENCE 
BEACH, TERRY HELEN 
BECK, BRAD ALLAN 
BEDWELLM JANE AUSTIN 
BEHM, DAVID ANTHONY 
BELEW, CHESTER OTTIS 
BELL, RAYMOND ALBERT 
BENNETT, THELMA 
BERRY, EMMETT R. SR 
BETTERIDGE, VERA IRE 
BIEDERMAN, NELLIE L. 
BLACK, WALTER WILLIA 
BOLAND, JOHN EDWARD 
BOLAND, PHYLLIS J. 
BOTH, JEROME 'JERRV 
BOWLER, LEE M. 
BOWN, GEORGIA MAE 
BOYD, BENNETT HASKEL 
BOYER, EDWARD 
BRADEN, JEANNE 
BRADLEY, HOMER 
BRADSHAW, LORETTA E. 
BRANSON, WILBER JAY 



IX 


53 


BRENNAN, HARRY 


IX 


11 


IX 


25 


BREWER, GEORGE G. 


tx 


81 


IX 


32 


BRISBOIS, JAMES T. 


IX 


33 


IX 


92 


BROOKE, ROYSE L. 


IX 


1 


IX 


117 


BROWN, CLARENCE 


IX 


21 


IX 


38 


BROWN, GEORGE L. JR 


IX 


19 


IX 


104 


BUCKALLEW, LEONA ALI 


IX 


60 


IX 


77 


BUCKALLEW, LEONA ALI 


IX 


61 


IX 


94 


BURDICK, MARY 


IX 


67 


IX 


108 


BURGESS, CLARENCE 'B 


IX 


116 


IX 


31 


BURKETT, LEE A. 


IX 


80 


IX 


29 


BURKHART, IRWIN C. 


IX 


20 


IX 


124 


BUTLER, JAMES PAUL 


IX 


38 


IX 


7 


BYERS, MILDRED O. 


IX 


80 


IX 


20 


CARAWAY, VIRGLE 'JAC 


IX 


109 


IX 


71 


CARR, MARGARET EASTE 


IX 


39 


IX 


132 


CARROLL, JOHN MARSHA 


IX 


57 


IX 


42 


CARTER, JIM 


IX 


3 


IX 


71 


CARTER, RALPH WAYNE 


IX 


60 


IX 


59 


CASAS, CHARLOTTE M. 


IX 


75 


IX 


98 


CASPER, CLYDE J. 


IX 


106 


IX 


40 


CATES, LETHA JUANITA 


IX 


90 


IX 


24 


CHACON, PHILLIP H. 


IX 


83 


IX 


95 


CHARLTON, CHESTER 


IX 


20 


IX 


53 


CHASE, JAMES E. 


IX 


79 


IX 


58 


CHATELLE, PATRICK J. 


IX 


23 


IX 


75 


CHRISTY, FLOY ETHEL 


IX 


123 


IX 


133 


CHUMLEY, DENNIS 


IX 


95 


iX 


60 


CHUMLEY, DENNIS R. 


IX 


91 


IX 


31 


CLEVELAND, EARLE L. 


IX 


90 


IX 


115 


COATNEY, VIOLET MAY 


IX 


111 


IX 


112 


COLEMAN, RICHARD E. 


IX 


36 


IX 


106 


CONNELL, DANIEL LEE 


IX 


78 


IX 


62 


COPPLE, MARY 


IX 


38 


IX 


27 


CORDIER, SANDRA GAIL 


IX 


61 


IX 


93 


COTE, MARIETTA H. 


IX 


18 


IX 


111 


COURNOYER, LEONARD S 


IX 


109 


IX 


7 


COW, HAROLD W. 


IX 


13 


IX 


93 


COWAN, WILLIAM 


IX 


100 


IX 


49 


CRAFTON, FRANK CLIFF 


IX 


129 


IX 


21 


CRAIN, TOM 


IX 


77 


IX 


9 


CRAIN, TOM 


IX 


78 


IX 


24 


CROMWELL. OPAL 


IX 


70 


IX 


110 


CROWDER, ELIZABETH A 


IX 


32 


IX 


78 


CRUMRINE, AARON 'BOB 


IX 


46 



VOLUME IX INDEX 



NAME 


VOLUM 


PAG 


CULLEY, MARJORIE R. 


IX 


94 


CUNNINGHAM, GLADYS V 


IX 


27 


CURTIS, LONNIE JACKS 


IX 


108 


CURTIS, WILLIAM A. 


iX 


38 


CUTLER, PHIL D. 


IX 


81 


DARROUGH, GERTRUDE H 


IX 


93 


DAVIDSON, BESSIE M. 


IX 


62 


DEADRICH, MILDRED 


IX 


14 


DEAVER, DANNY LOY 


IX 


52 


DEESE, DOUGLAS 


IX 


48 


DEESE, DOUGLAS E. 


IX 


46 


DEGAYNOR, FRANCIS BE 


IX 


28 


DENSON, KENNETH S. 


IX 


91 


DOHERTY, DENIS JOSEP 


IX 


112 


DOMINSKE, HAZEL M. 


IX 


49 


DONNER, MARGARET 


IX 


13 


DOWELL, ROYAL JOYCE 


IX 


22 


DOWNARD, BERNICE M. 


IX 


134 


DUNLAP, EARL MALCOLM 


IX 


115 


EASTBURN, FORDYCE FR 


IX 


85 


ECKROTH, ANNA MARIE 


IX 


89 


EDGE, SAMUEL DEAN 


IX 


61 


EDWARDS, MA E. 


IX 


82 


EDWARDS, YVONNE HELE 


IX 


131 


EISENHAUER, ANONA BR 


IX 


76 


ELAM, JUNIA BELL 


IX 


107 


ELLIS, HELENA MARIE 


IX 


55 


ENDICOTT, OLIVER BRI 


IX 


100 


ESTERBROOK. CLARIS N 


IX 


20 


FARLEY, RODNEY SR 


IX 


99 


FARRAR, RUSSELL BRAD 


IX 


130 


FISCHER, PHILMORE ME 


IX 


56 


FITZGERALD, EULA MAE 


IX 


19 


FLEMING, FRANCHLOT F 


IX 


72 


FLYNN, THOMAS JOSEPH 


IX 


131 


FOSTER, JAMES WESLEY 


IX 


116 


FRANK, DAVID 


IX 


55 


FRANKLIN, ARVILLA 


IX 


58 


FRANKLIN, WALLACE 'M 


IX 


110 


FRAZIER. THOMAS F. 


IX 


49 


FREEMAN, CLIFTON E. 


IX 


89 


FRENCH, ESTHER THELM 


IX 


28 


FREUNDNER, GEORGE 


IX 


103 


GALYEN, GARY WILLIAM 


IX 


49 


GILES, DOUGLAS R. 


IX 


19 



GLAZEBROOK, HAROLD R IX 

GORDON, MARIE LENA IX 

GRABNER, BERNARD FRA IX 

GREENWOOD, ROBERT L. IX 

GREER, WILLIAM IX 

GROTERS, VINCENT L. IX 

GUYSE, HERBERT IX 

HALE, LOUIS JOY IX 

HALL, DORIS U. IX 

HALL, ROY A. IX 

HALL, ROY A. IX 

HALTESTAD, MARGUERIT IX 

HALVERSON, ETHEL MAE IX 

HAMILTON, CHARLES HU IX 

HAMILTON, ROBERT IX 

HAMILTON, ROBERT EDW IX 

HAMILTON, ROBERT EDW IX 

HAMILTON, RUSSELL MA IX 

HAMM, MILTON ADELBER IX 

HANAWALT, SHIRLEY IX 

HANNA, EDNA JANE IX 

HANNING, CASEY HEIL IX 

HANSEN, MAX W. IX 

HANSEN, RICHARD IRVI IX 

HANSON, CLARK FRED IX 

HANSON. CLARK FRED ' IX 

HANSON, HERBERT WALL IX 

HARNESS, DOROTHY IX 

HARRIS, ALGIER IX 

HART, GEORGE IX 

HARTER, GENE L. SR IX 

HARTMANN, HENRY CECI IX 

HATLESTAD, HARRIETT IX 

HAYES, ALICE IX 

HAYS, CARL EDWIN IX 

HEATH, DORIS IX 

HEGAN, AUDIS "SARGE" IX 

HENNERSDORF, LYDIA A IX 

HENSON, JAMES IX 

HIATT, JUNE ANKER IX 

HIERSEKORN, GEORGE E IX 

HIGGINSON, CONAN D. IX 

HIGHES, ERDIS 'JIM' IX 

HILL, DOROTHY ELLEN IX 

HILL, PAUL SR. IX 



123 

88 

125 

85 

16 

99 

28 

87 

52 

54 

55 

104 

120 

107 

8 

10 

13 

48 

74 

54 

66 

96 

69 

50 

54 

51 

101 

40 

25 

32 

93 

7 

26 

40 

97 

26 

105 

59 

51 

128 

121 

39 

12 

1 

18 



! 



i 



VOLUME IX INDEX 



NAME 



VOLUM PAG 



HINDMAN, FLORENCE 
HOBILL. CHERYLE ANN 
HOLLANDS, RALPH ARTH 
HOLLENBECK, LAVONA C 
HOLLIDAY, BETTY JEAN 
HOOPER, EDWIN L. 
HORNEY, EDITH 
HORTON, MABLE LUCILL 
HOUCHIN, SAM D. 
HUDSON, ALVIN PERRY 
HUGHES, ERDIS 'JIM' 
HUTCHISON, BURT A. 
INGRAM, JAMES W. 
IRBY, JESSIE 
IRBY, MARY ELIZABETH 
JACKSON, LEROY MAURI 
JANSSEN, JANET E. 
JARRETT, SUSIE ANNAB 
JEANSON, HUGH ROSS 
JOHNS, JEWEL EUGENE 
JOHNSON, VIVIAN v. 
JOHNSON, WILMA JUNE 
JOUGHIN, BILL 
JOUGHIN, BILL 
JOUGHIN, WILLIAM D. 
KAMMEYER, ALANA JEAN 
KAMMEYER, JOHN ALLEN 
KAMMEYERM JOHN 
KAY, ADA HARRIET 
KAY, WILLIAM H. 
KEEGAN, ALBERT VINCE 
KEIGLEY, EVALYN 
KEIGLEY, GEORGE 
KEITHLEY, WALTER A. 
KELLEY, WILLIAM 
KELLY, EDWARD 
KENDRICK, DONNA LOU 
KENT, DOROTHY MARIE 
KENT, HERBERT L. 
KENT, LAWRENCE G. 
KEOWN, MARGARITE 
KERR, ETHEL R. 
KERR, OLGA 
KING, LOUIE B. 
KINSETH, LILLIAN G. 



IX 


50 


KINSLOW, WILLIAM 


IX 


77 


IX 


114 


KIRBY, LINDA L. 


IX 


112 


IX 


132 


KIRK, GEORGE LOUIS 


IX 


89 


IX 


57 


KITE, FERN BERNICE 


IX 


16 


IX 


4 


KITTILA, ORVAL S. 


IX 


91 


IX 


3 


KNITTLE, ERNST GEORG 


IX 


74 


IX 


101 


LaCROSSE, LAURETTE E 


IX 


37 


IX 


119 


LAMKIN, MAE SEIDELL 


IX 


75 


IX 


8 


LAMPSON, MILDRED BLA 


IX 


84 


IX 


14 


LANE, EFFIE IRENE 


IX 


42 


IX 


13 


LANKFORD, WILLIS E. 


IX 


30 


IX 


19 


LARMORE, ROBERT NELS 


iX 


88 


IX 


18 


LARSEN, ROBERT W. 


IX 


102 


IX 


1 


LATHROP, ELLIOT N. 


IX 


67 


IX 


88 


LaTULIPPE, ROBERT Ml 


IX 


106 


IX 


122 


LEAKE, ROBERT 


IX 


3 


IX 


121 


LEE, HARRIETT RIGGS 


IX 


124 


IX 


68 


LEHMAN, STUART 


IX 


23 


IX 


56 


LEU, JAMES EARLE 


IX 


118 


IX 


72 


LEWIS, MARVIN W. 


IX 


105 


IX 


28 


LILLIO, MAMIE 


IX 


25 


IX 


47 


LOOMIS, ERMAL B. 


IX 


98 


IX 


43 


LOPEMAN, KENNETH 


IX 


3 


IX 


44 


LOUCKS, WALTER 


IX 


34 


IX 


45 


LOVE, AUDREY 


IX 


29 


IX 


127 


LOWE, ROBERT M. 


IX 


94 


IX 


127 


MACE, MARK DALE 


IX 


82 


IX 


127 


MACKEY, JAMES C. 


IX 


39 


IX 


57 


MAIN, MABLE 


IX 


42 


IX 


60 


MANKHEY, RONALD DEE 


IX 


69 


IX 


113 


MARTIN, CATHERINE L. 


IX 


130 


IX 


49 


MASON, EVELYN HOPE 


IX 


104 


IX 


54 


MATHER, ARDICE 'PEGG 


IX 


119 


IX 


120 


MATICE, GERALD F. 


IX 


87 


IX 


33 


MATLOCK, MARGARET AN 


IX 


116 


IX 


117 


MATTOX, LORETTA M. 


IX 


103 


IX 


14 


MATTOX, MELVIN ERIC 


IX 


96 


IX 


14 


MATUZAK, ANTHONY 


IX 


82 


iX 


65 


MAYES, B.LUCILLE 


IX 


77 


IX 


35 


Mcdonald, Frances -m 


IX 


125 


IX 


77 


Mcdonald, willie cli 


IX 


42 


IX 


68 


mcgrew, bettie jane 


IX 


66 


IX 


7 


McGUIRE, CLYDE PATRI 


IX 


34 


IX 


103 


McLaren, john andrew 


IX 


73 


IX 


66 


MELROSE, MICHAEL 


IX 


8 



VOLUME IX INDEX 



NAME 



VOLUM PAG 



MERRIAM, ROBERT T. 
MERRILL, ANNA G. 
MERSHON. MARK L. 
MICHEL, SYLVIA LILLI 
MILLER, WHYLTE ILONE 
MIRANDA, STEVE 
MOFFATT. JERRY JASPE 
MOGER, LLOYD O. 
MONTAGUE, BOYD K. 
MOORE, DORIS ELIZABE 
MOORE, LANELL R. 
MOORE, LUCILLE MILLI 
MOORE, WILLIAM H. 
MORENO, INEZ J. 
MORFORD, BERT FLOYD 
MORTON, GUY EDWARD 
MOSS, ERNEST ALBERT 
MYLES, JOHN D. 
MYLES, JOHN D. 
NALL, GLENN H. 
NEELY, JOHN RUSSELL 
NELSON, OPAL O. "MIC 
NESTELL, MARY A. 
NEVARES, STEVEN A. 
NICHOLSON, OTIS E. 
NIELSEN, RALPH L. 
O'CONNOR, ANTONINA F 
ODE, VICTOR FREDERIC 
OFFHOLTER, WALTER F. 
OLSEN, JOHN WILLIAM 
OLSON, VIOLET 
ONEY, MICHAEL IRVIN 
OSBORN. ALICE S. 
OTT, DOROTHY 
PAILING, WILLIAM P. 
PAINE, BEVERLY AVERE 
PANKRATZ, JUSTINA 
PARKS, EVELYN LOUISE 
PATTERSON, LUCILE E. 
PAYNE, JOHN EARL 
PEARL, FLOYD 
PETERSON, ANNA S. 
PETERSON, WALTER C. 
PETTY, CLAUDE D. 
PHILLIPS, JIM L. 



IX 


65 


POELKE, SOPHIE 


IX 


2 


IX 


86 


POPEJOY, NANCY LORRA 


IX 


126 


IX 


20 


POSR, TERRY 


IX 


2 


IX 


15 


PRIELIPP, ROLAND "BU 


IX 


67 


IX 


96 


PRIVAL, BERTHOLD B. 


IX 


12 


IX 


11 


PURDY, CALVIN A. 


IX 


87 


IX 


126 


RAU, HANS ERNEST 


IX 


27 


IX 


74 


RAYFIELD, HILDA MAE 


IX 


91 


IX 


125 


REASCONA, DIANE RUTH 


IX 


110 


IX 


51 


REEDER, ALBERT EARL 


IX 


86 


IX 


47 


REHORN, WILBERT G. 


IX 


50 


IX 


37 


RENFROE, EUGENE 


IX 


89 


IX 


63 


RHODES, FLOYD D. 


IX 


87 


IX 


90 


RICHARDS, MYRNA M. 


IX 


97 


IX 


109 


RILEY, DORIS JEAN 


IX 


87 


IX 


99 


ROGERS, NORMAN 


IX 


114 


IX 


17 


ROLLER, JOHN J. 


IX 


35 


IX 


79 


ROWLETT, GEORGE L. 


IX 


83 


IX 


81 


RUOZI, RUTH 


IX 


97 


IX 


47 


RUSSELL, EDWARD WILS 


IX 


70 


IX 


45 


RUSSELL, REBECCA LYN 


IX 


128 


IX 


118 


SANDBERG, BRULAH M. 


IX 


23 


IX 


63 


SANGER, RUTH NAOMI 


IX 


131 


IX 


36 


SARGENT, OSCAR P. 


IX 


134 


IX 


16 


SAUNDERS, JOHM KNOX 


IX 


41 


IX 


99 


SCHMIDLE, GUILLERMO 


IX 


3 


IX 


86 


SCHNOOR, ELAINE L. 


IX 


34 


IX 


50 


SCHRIER, FREDERICK V 


IX 


70 


IX 


79 


SCHULTZ, ETHEL 


IX 


12 


IX 


86 


SCHWINGL. JOSEPH F. 


IX 


81 


IX 


12 


SHARP, JAMES D. 


IX 


27 


IX 


69 


SHARP, JAMES D. 


IX 


28 


IX 


29 


SHAW, ALTHA M. 


IX 


22 


IX 


42 


SHINNEMAN, MARGARET 


IX 


18 


IX 


38 


SHORT, THOMAS C. 


IX 


102 


IX 


121 


SHRODE, RUGYE MAE 


IX 


24 


IX 


33 


SILCOTT, JIM -MONTAN 


IX 


97 


IX 


94 


SIMMONS, GEORGE W. 


IX 


1 


IX 


9 


SLAGLE, RITTA OWANDA 


IX 


125 


IX 


111 


SMART, ARTHUR DALE 


IX 


62 


IX 


111 


SMITH, CECIL WALTER 


IX 


84 


IX 


53 


SMITH, CECIL WALTER 


IX 


87 


IX 


76 


SMITH. EDWARD C. 


IX 


85 


IX 


8 


SNOOKS, EUGENIA MARY 


IX 


24 


iX 


128 


SODERGREN, MARVIN 


IX 


41 



VOLUME IX INDEX 



NAME 


VOLUM 


PAG 








SORENSON, THOMAS NEI 


IX 


113 


WALGREN, JERALD M. 


IX 


113 


SPENCER, IDA 


IX 


26 


WALKER, ARDIS MANLY 


IX 


5 


STARCHER, ARNETT 'JA 


IX 


101 


WALKER, ARDIS MANLY 


IX 


10 


STEVENS, ALMA EURENE 


IX 


14 


WALLACE, JOHN E. 


IX 


62 


STEWART, LOUISE McCA 


IX 


15 


WALLACE, LORENCE E. 


IX 


105 


STITH, JOE 


IX 


33 


WALTER, VIRGINIA E. 


IX 


69 


STODDARD, BEVERLY JE 


IX 


73 


WEAVER, FREDERICK C. 


IX 


35 


STONEBRAKER, VICTOR 


IX 


84 


WELCH, GARY CLIFFORD 


IX 


134 


STOVER, PAT JANE 


IX 


65 


WELSCH, AUGUST D. 


IX 


88 


STUKEY, THOMAS 


IX 


40 


WELSCH, MABLE SAUER 


IX 


71 


SULLIVAN, VIOLA LINC 


IX 


95 


WHEELER, SADIE ALICE 


IX 


132 


SWEANEY, RANDY G. 


IX 


98 


WICK, DOUGLAS M. 


IX 


61 


SWEARINGEN, EDMUND E 


IX 


133 


WICK, DOUGLAS MARCEL 


IX 


60 


TAIT. DAVID E. 


IX 


103 


WILHITE, AVIS EARLEN 


IX 


4 


TARTER, OLLIE ESTHER 


IX 


117 


WILKS, LON ROYCE 


IX 


9 


THOMAS, REN FRANK 


IX 


76 


WILLIAMS, JOHN M. 


IX 


106 


THOMASON, GRACE 


IX 


78 


WILLIAMS, ROY LEE 


IX 


13 


THOMPSON, BUSTER 


IX 


72 


WILSON, WAYNE D. 


IX 


69 


THOMPSON, BUSTER PRO 


IX 


73 


WINSLOW, PHYLLIS KAY 


IX 


11 


THOMPSON, CLAUDIA 


IX 


12 


WOLF, FRANCES •BUD- 


IX 


133 


THOMPSON, TROY T. 


IX 


119 


WOOD, DOROTHY B. 


IX 


34 


THORNTON, MARIE 


IX 


71 


WOOLARD, JEWELL M. 


IX 


22 


THORNTON, MARIE THER 


IX 


74 


WRIGHT, AGNES KATHER 


IX 


4 


THROOP, AGATHA DEE 


IX 


17 


WUNSCHELL, CLIFF MAX 


IX 


46 


THURBER, KENNETH E. 


IX 


82 


YEAGER, ALBERT J. 


IX 


40 


TIDWELL. LOY 


IX 


57 


YEARGAN, DONALD LEE 


IX 


51 


TODD, MARY E. 


IX 


129 


YOHO, OSCAR LAWTON 


IX 


45 


TORRES, KENNETH 


IX 


22 


ZORDAN, JOSEPH ANTHO 


IX 


38 


TRAINOR, HAROLD J. 


IX 


1 








TRAVER, PAULINE FAYE 


IX 


95 








TRAVERS. DONALD EUGE 


IX 


27 








TUCKER, ELIZABETH MA 


IX 


58 








TUCKER, TOBERT 


IX 


30 








TURNER, BLANCHE C. 


IX 


29 








TUTTLE, ALAN ROSS 


IX 


114 








ULLOM, MARGARET 


IX 


7 








VAETH, WILLIAM W. 


IX 


118 








VALENTINO, ANNA D'AM 


IX 


118 








VASTA, ALEXANDER ART 


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VAUGHN, HELEN M. 


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1 








VAUGHN, STEWART LORE 


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124 








VEHLEWALD, PAUL F. 


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34 








VERMEER, RUTH P. 


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VIRMOND, GEORGE EDWA 


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37 








WADE, CORDELIA H. 


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